Eucryphia moorei F.Muell.

Eastern Leatherwood

Fragm. 4: 2 (1863) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tree or shrub to 12 m high, often with several stems arising from epicormic shoots at base of main bole. Branchlets brown- to white-tomentose. Leaves pinnate; leaflets usually 5–13 but reduced to c. 3 on flowering branches, oblong to oblanceolate, 1–6 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, apex acute to retuse with a short mucro, lamina leathery, occasionally resinous, dark green, nearly glabrous above, white-tomentose below; petiole 0.5–1.5 cm long; stipules resinous, 5–10 mm long. Flowers 1–5 in upper axils; bracts brown, ovate, c. 5–7 mm long, persistent till flower senescence; sepals 5–8 mm long; petals white, 8–15 mm long; stamens numerous, in series, 5–10 mm long; ovary white, silky tomentose. Fruit an ovoid capsule, locules boat-shaped, 6–15 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Apr.

EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria known only from the Howe Range in the extreme south-east where an occasional component of lowland rainforest in sheltered gullies.

Source: Jobson, P.C. (1996). Eucryphiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2018-06-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Oxalidales
family Cunoniaceae
genus Eucryphia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucryphia moorei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucryphia moorei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Central Victorian Uplands present cultivated
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory