Eucalyptus alligatrix L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill

Telopea 4: 237 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 30 m tall, rarely multi-stemmed from the base; bark rough to the small branches, thick, fibrous, coarsely furrowed longitudinally. Crown grey-green, bluish-green or light green. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to broadly ovate, to 4.5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide, glaucous, rarely green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to falcate, 5.5–20 cm long, 1–2.8 cm wide, glossy, grey-green to blue-green or light green; reticulation dense, with numerous, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles flattened, to 0.5 cm long, 3-flowered; buds sessile or rarely shortly pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.8 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile or shortly pedicellate, obconical to campanulate, to 0.7 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, rim level or exserted; seed grey-brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, minutely pitted, hilum ventral.


3 subspecies, 2 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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus alligatrix in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus alligatrix in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory