Eucalyptus longifolia Link

Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 29 (1822) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 35 m tall; bark rough, persistent to branches, fibrous, flaky, grey. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for a few pairs then alternate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, to 20 cm long, 9 cm wide, slightly discolorous, dull, green to grey-green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, falcate to lanceolate, 9–25 cm long, 0.8–3.5 cm wide, concolorous, dull, green to grey-green; reticulation moderate to dense, with island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 3.4 cm long, usually pendulous, 3-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid to diamond-shaped, to 2.7 cm long, 1.3 cm wide, scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers versatile, dorsifixed, oblong; ovules in 8 or more vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, cup-shaped or cylindrical, to 1.5 cm long, 1.6 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3 or 4, rim level or enclosed; seed yellow to brownish black, pyramidial, margins toothed, hilum terminal. Flowers Jun.–Nov.   

*EGL, *GipP, *VVP. Native to the south coast of New South Wales, extending to the border with Victoria, but apparently not naturally occurring in Victoria.

Occasionally recorded spreading from planted trees.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-11
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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 longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory