Eucalyptus leucoxylon F.Muell.

Yellow Gum

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 33 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Mallee or tree to 25 m tall; bark at base usually coarse, loose, fibrous, with most of trunk or stems smooth, yellowish. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs sometimes with opposing leaf bases connate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, to 10 cm long, 7 cm wide, blue-green, green or glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation moderate to dense, often obscure; with numerous, island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.1 cm long, 3-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or globular, to 1.5 cm long, 0.8 cm diam., no scar (2 opercula intact); operculum conical or beaked; stamens inflexed with outer staminodes; anthers adnate, cuboid; ovules in 4, 6 or 8 vertical rows; flowers white or pink. Fruit pedicellate, truncate-globose; staminal ring broad, deciduous; disc descending; valves 4–6, below rim; seed brown, irregularly ovoid and slightly flattened, surface shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. 

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

6 subspecies, all 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: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-15
 
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Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Eucalyptus leucoxylon in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus leucoxylon in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania