Eucalyptus fastigata H.Deane & Maiden


Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 21: 809 (1897) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Typicall a tall, straight tree to c. 60 m tall, often buttressing at base; bark fibrous to stringybark-type, extending to lower branches or nearly so, shedding in long ribbons. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, oblique, held somewhat horizontally, to c. 15 cm long, 9 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous or slightly discolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, often paired, unbranched; peduncles to 1.4 cm long, 9–15-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 0.6 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum conical, often apiculate; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical or pyriforrm, to 0.8 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves 3, rim level or slightly excerted; seed brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal.

EGL, EGU, HFE, HNF, MonT. Also NSW. In Victoria restricted to the Errinundra Plateau and closely surrounding area, south-east from Bonang to north of Combienbar. A record from mountainous country on the upper Murray River tributaries requires verification.

Differing from E. regnans chiefly in the rough bark which covers the whole trunk, slightly smaller buds and fruit, disc of the fruit which is slightly domed, and much more restricted and easterly distribution in Victoria.

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: Neville Walsh, 2016-09-07
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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 fastigata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus fastigata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory