in K.Rule, Muelleria 7: 394 (1991) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Tree to 20 m tall. Not waxy. Juvenile leaves to 8 cm long, 7.5 cm wide, pairs often connate, persisting sometimes into the mature tree; adult leaves to 14 cm long, 2.5 cm wide; buds globular. Flowers yellowish-white; ovules in 4 vertical rows. Fruit to 0.8 cm long, 1.1 cm diam.; valves (5–)6(–7;) pedicel as long as or longer than fruit.
CVU, GipP, HSF, OtP, VVP. The main concentration of E. leucoxylon subsp. connata is in the Brisbane Ranges between Bacchus Marsh and Geelong, where it grows on skeletal soils. Also grows on skeletal soils at Long Forest between Bacchus Marsh and Melton, Studley Park at Kew (in Melbourne) and at Greensborough (in Melbourne), where it grows on soil derived from Silurian sandstone.
Sometimes included in E. leucoxylon subsp. pruinosa, see note under that species. Morphologically similar to E. leucoxylon subsp. leucoxylon, but distinguished from that species by its connate juvenile leaves, generally shorter adult leaves, globular buds, and fruits that are wider than long. Plants with a stocking of rough bark from coastal areas are now included in E. leucoxylon subsp. bellarinensis, see note under that species.
Rule, K. (1991). Two new subspecies within Eucalyptus leuxoxylon F.Muell. and notes on that species, Muelleria 7(3): 389-403.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|