Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. bellarinensis Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 11: 133 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree to 12 m high, usually with a basal stocking of persistent rough bark. Surface wax present on juvenile leaves. Juvenile leaves to 9 cm long, 8 cm wide, connate for numerous pairs; adult leaves to 16 cm long, 3 cm wide; buds globular, sometimes lightly waxy; operculum strongly beaked. Flowers white; ovules in 4 vertical rows. Fruit to 1 cm long, 1.3(–1.4) cm diam.; valves 5–7; pedicel longer than fruit.

OtP, VVP. Occurs in exposed coastal areas on the Bellarine Pennensula near Ocean Grove and Torquay, on heavy clay soils.

Distinguished from E. leucoxylon subsp. pruinosa and E. leucoxylon subsp. connata by the stocking of rough bark, strongly beaked operculum, and larger fruits.  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-05
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-15
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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 leucoxylon subsp. bellarinensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. bellarinensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native

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