Eucalyptus dives Schauer

Broad-leaved Peppermint

in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 926 (1843) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 20 m tall; bark rough to large branches, fibrous. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, rarely connate, ovate, to 15 cm long, 7 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green to olive-green; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.3 cm long, 11–many-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 0.6 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical or conical; stamens mostly inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit shortly pedicellate, cupular to obconical, to 0.7 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc level; valves 3 or 4, rim level; seed brown or dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, ACT. Widespread, usually in dryish sites on poor, shallow soils, from foothills to subalps.

A highly variable species with many local forms. However, Eucalyptus dives is generally recognizable in the field by the broad, glaucous, ovate, sessile juvenile leaves.

Presumed hybrids with E. radiata have been included in E. ×radiodives.

Source: Brooker, M.I.H.; Slee, A.V. (1996). Eucalyptus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus dives in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus dives in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory