Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Boland

Austral. Forest Res. 9: 68 (1979) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

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

Mallee or tree to 15 m tall. Not waxy. Juvenile leaves to 8.5 cm long, 7 cm wide; adult leaves very variable in size, to 20 cm long, 3.5 cm wide; buds ovoid. Flowers white, pink or red; ovules in 4 or 6 vertical rows. Fruit to 1.7 cm long, 1.4 cm diam.; valves 5(6); pedicel equal to or longer than fruit. Flowers spring–summer.

Brid, GipP, Glep, OtP, VVP. Also SA. The Victorian occurrence, near Nelson, is the easternmost part of the mainly South Australian coastal distribution, south of Mt Gambier.

The largest-fruited form of the species. It has been widely planted for its pink to red flowers.

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, 2019-04-15
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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 leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present cultivated
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory