Eucalyptus alaticaulis R.J.Watson & Ladiges

Brunonia 10: 175 (1987) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree or mallee to c. 20 m tall; bark rough on lower part of main stems, fibrous, thin, grey, usually persistent. Juvenile leaves sessile or shortly petioleate, opposite for many pairs, broadly lanceolate to ovate, to 14 cm long, 9 cm wide, discolorous, glossy, green above; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 12–30 cm long, (1.5–)2–4.5 cm wide, concolorous, dark green, slightly glossy, reticulation dense, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles flattened, to 2.4 cm long, 7-flowered; buds subsessile to shortly pedicellate, cylindric with conical operculum, angle often continuing from pedicel along hypanthium, to c. 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers oblong; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile or pedicellate, cylindric to truncate-ovoid, to 1 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3, rim level or below; seed dark brownish-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral.

DunT, GGr. Apparently endemic to dry rocky slopes in the Grampian Ranges.

Previously included in Eucalyptus cypellocarpa (see note under E. litoralis), but distinguished by its shorter size, persistent rough bark, and relatively broader juvenile leaves. Eucalyptus alaticaulis also has a close affinity with E. goniocalyx (see note under that species).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-15
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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus alaticaulis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus alaticaulis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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