Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP.

Three subspecies; the nominate subspecies naturalised in Victoria. Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. oxycarpa is cultivated but not naturalised in Victoria. It is distinguished from Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. angustifolia by the villous midribs on the undersides of leaves​ (the other subspecies of Fraxinus angustifolia have glabrous leaves). The third subspecies, Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. syriaca, has leaves with 3–7 leaflets, whereas Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. angustifolia has leaves with 7–​15 leaflets.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-02-03
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Oleaceae
genus Fraxinus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Fraxinus angustifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Fraxinus angustifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory