Eucalyptus goniocalyx F.Muell


Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 134 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 15 m tall; bark usually rough over whole trunk, fibrous, becoming coarse and thick. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many nodes, orbicular, to 11 cm long, 10 cm wide, glaucous, or rarely glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles flattened, to 1.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds sessile, ovoid, to 1.3 cm long, 0.6 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical or rounded-conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, cupular, to 1 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3(4), rim level or below; seed grey-brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Mar.–Aug.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

Eucalyptus alaticaulis, E. litoralis, E. pyrenea and E. carolaniae are closely allied to E. goniocalyx. These species have well-developed rough bark on the whole trunk that does not extend onto branches, large ovate to suborbicular juvenile leaves that are quite amplexicaul, glossy, green or pale green, slightly discolorous, and cylindric buds.

There are 5 subspecies, 4 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, 2018-07-24
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus goniocalyx in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus goniocalyx in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina 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
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory