Eucalyptus viminalis Labill.

Manna Gum

Nov. Holl. Pl. 2: 12 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree very variable in habit and size, to 50 m tall (in Victoria); bark smooth over whole trunk, or with thick stocking of rough bark consistently to c. 2–6 m above base, or trunk wholly rough-barked; bark of upper trunk and of branches shedding in conspicuous long ribbons that are held in crown and branch axils; smooth bark grey, white or yellowish. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, to 15 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with numerous, mostly island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.8 cm long, 3- or 7-flowered; buds shortly pedicellate, fusiform or ovoid, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit shortly pedicellate, cupular to hemispherical, to 0.8 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc slightly ascending; valves 3 or 4, exserted; seed brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. 

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus viminalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus viminalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool 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 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory