Eucalyptus brookeriana A.M.Gray

Austral. Forest Res. 9: 111 (1979) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough, fibrous for lower 1–6 m, smooth above. Juvenile leaves petiolate, soon alternate, ovate to oblong or orbicular, crenulate, to 14 cm long, 8 cm wide, discolorous, glossy, green, glandular; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, ovate to lanceolate, to 15 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, more or less concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with numerous, mostly intersectional oil glands. Inflorescence axillary, unbranched, peduncle to 1.2 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, diamond-shaped to slightly elongate, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical or beaked; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical to cupular, to 0.8 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc level to descending; valves 3 or 4, rim level or slightly exserted; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid, lacunose, very shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers summer–autumn.

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also Tas. It occurs in two areas, on the northern foothills of the Otway Ranges, and north of the Great Dividing Range in the Bells Reef-Trentham area.

In Tasmania, where the typical form of the species is found, the adult leaves are distinctly discolorous. Eucalyptus brookeriana and E. strzeleckii have been confused with E. ovata, but E. brookeriana at least, differs in the high cineole content of the leaves compared with the very low oil yield (particularly cineole) of E. ovata. Intermediates between E. ovata and E. brookeriana are discussed under E. ovata.

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, 2019-02-22
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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 brookeriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus brookeriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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

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