Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 1: 37 (1939) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Tree to 10 m tall; bark rough, compact, over part or whole of trunk, grey; smooth yellowish, grey or grey-brown above. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite, ovate, crenulate, amplexicaul, to 6 cm long, 5 cm wide, glaucous. Crown of mature tree of juvenile leaves, initially glaucous but maturing to glossy green inside crown. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.8 cm long, 7–11-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or clavate, glaucous, to 0.5 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum beaked; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile or shortly pedicellate, crowded, cupular, to 0.4 cm long, 0.4 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3 or 4, to rim level; seed brown, fiattened-ellipsoid, reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Sep.–Feb.
CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF, VAlp, *OtP. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to swampy sites in foothills just north and south of the Great Dividing Range, near Buxton, Narbethong and Yarra Glen where it forms hybrids at points of contact with the far more widespread Swamp Gum, E. ovata. Also sparingly stablished at Traralgon in Victoria.
A favourite ornamental in south-eastern Australia and there are many more specimens in cultivation than in the natural environment.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|