Eucalyptus saxatilis J.B.Kirkp. & Brooker

Austral. Forest Res. 7: 209 (1977) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Mallee or small tree; bark smooth, slightly powdery, shedding in long ribbons. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, ovate to orbicular, to 4 cm long, 4 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to falcate, 10–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull, bluish-grey; reticulation dense, with numerous, large, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 0.5 cm long, 3-flowered; buds glaucous, with short, stout pedicels, hypanthium obconical; operculum flattened and beaked, to 1.2 cm long, 0.8 cm diam., scar present; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers cream. Fruit sessile or central fruit shortly pedicellate, campanulate, to 1.2 cm long, 1.4 cm diam.; disc broad, ascending; valves 3–5, slightly exserted; seed brown-black, flattened-ellipsoid, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Aug.

EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Known from few localities, viz. Stradbroke Chasm, Mt Wheeler and Little River Gorge, always on very rocky sites.

Previously (e.g. Willis, 1973) regarded as a hybrid between E. glaucescens and E. globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus.

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 saxatilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus saxatilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory