Eucalyptus consideniana Maiden


Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, ser. 2, 29: 475 (1904) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 25 m tall; bark rough over whole trunk and larger branches, finely fibrous, grey or yellowish-grey. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for few pairs then petiolate, alternate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, to 17 cm long, 8 cm wide, blue-green. Stem of saplings not glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green to grey-green; side veins very acute; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.4 cm long, 11–15-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, 0.7 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical; stamens inflexed, usually with outer staminodes; anthers dorsifixed, reniform. Style short. Flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical to hemispherical, to 1 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc level to slightly ascending; valves (3)4, rim level; seed brown or black, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, Strz, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW. Scattered, usually on poor soils, in dryish foothill and lowland forests and heaths east from near Yarram (with disjunct occurrences near Healesville, and on top of Mt Oberon, Wilsons Promontory).

The bark resembles that of the peppermints (but prickly when crushed in the hand) in contrast to the thick compacted or furrowed bark of the related Eucalyptus sieberi. It is further distinguished by the non-glaucous sapling stems, and fruit usually with 4 valves.

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, 2019-02-22
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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 consideniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus consideniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory