Eucalyptus leptophylla F.Muell. ex Miq.

Slender-leaf Mallee

Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 123 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Mallee; bark smooth throughout. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite, elliptic, to 2.5 cm long, 1.6 cm wide, glaucous at first then dull blue-green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, 5–8 cm long, 0.5–0.8 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with numerous, intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles slender, to 1 cm long, 7–13-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid to broadly fusiform, to 0.7 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum obtusely conical; stamens inflexed; anthers adnate, globoid to cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers creamy-white. Fruit pedicellate, cupular, to 0.5 cm long, 0.4 cm diam.; rim thick with whitish, inward-sloping disc; valves 3, below rim; seed grey, flattened-ellipsoid, smooth with longitudinal grooves, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Feb.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurring west from near Wedderburn and Sea Lake to the Sunset Country, Big Desert, Little Desert and Mt Arapiles.

Incorrectly referred to E. foecunda in recent texts and papers. The latter is a rough-barked, strictly coastal species from north and south of Perth, Western Australia.

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.
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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 leptophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus leptophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory