Eucalyptus molyneuxii Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 12: 163 (2000) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree to 5 m tall or mallee; bark rough, subfibrous on trunk to various heights. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite, soon becoming subsessile and vertically-orientated, linear-lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, falcate, 8–13 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide, slightly glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 6–11 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; lateral veins subparallel; oil glands scattered, mostly island. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles 0.5–0.8 cm long, 11–15-flowered; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, ovoid-clavate, to 0.7 cm long, 0.4 mm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum obtuse-conical; stamens mostly inflexed; anthers reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit subsessile, sometimes sessile, obconical or cupular, 0.4–0.5 cm long, 0.5–0.6 cm diam.; disc level; valves 3 or 4, rim level; seed brown to dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers autumn.

LoM. Apparently restricted to two small populations in the Little Desert, growing in open heathy woodland or mallee.

Closely allied to E. falciformis, see note under that species.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-19
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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 molyneuxii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus molyneuxii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native

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