Eucalyptus crenulata Blakely & Beuzev.

Buxton Gum

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 1: 37 (1939) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

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.

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, 2018-06-21
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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 crenulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus crenulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory