Eucalyptus goniocalyx subsp. laxa Rule

Muelleria 29: 9 (2011) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tree to 12 m high; bark smooth, white or grey on upper trunk, with some rough bark on lower part of trunk. Juvenile leaves orbicular, discolorous, subglaucous or blue-green. Peduncles 10–16 mm long; operculum conical, as wide as or wider than hypanthium. Fruit 8–10 mm long. Flowers late winter and spring.

CVU, VVP. Apparently restricted to the Brisbane Ranges, in relatively damp, heavy soils. Typical E. goniocalyx also occurs in the Brisbane Ranges, but tends to grow in drier sites.

This subspecies is somewhat intermediate between E. cypellocarpa and E. goniocalyx, but retained in the latter species due to the fruits and buds resembling those of E. goniocalyx. Distinguished from other subspecies by the largely smooth bark.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus goniocalyx subsp. laxa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus goniocalyx subsp. laxa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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New South Wales