Eucalyptus cadens J.D.Briggs & Crisp

Warby Range Swamp-gum

Muelleria 7: 7 (1989) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree to 25 m tall; bark rough, compact for 1–10 m (part of trunk), smooth, greenish-grey above. Juvenile leaves subsessile, opposite at first but soon alternate, sometimes slightly crenulate, slightly discolorous, petiolate, elliptic to oblong, to 5 cm long, 2 cm wide, dull, grey-green. New growth in crown glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, narrowly elliptic, 7–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull, bluish-green; reticulation dense, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.6 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, broadly fusiform, to 0.8 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit more or less sessile, obconical, to 0.5 cm long, 0.6 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3, exserted; seed grey-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers autumn.

NIS, VRiv. Known only from a few localities in northern Victoria, from east of the Warby Range to Beechworth. Occurs in almost pure stands on seasonally waterlogged sites.

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, 2019-08-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus cadens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus cadens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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