Eucalyptus bridgesiana R.T.Baker

But But

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 23: 164 (1898) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 25 m tall; bark rough over whole trunk and larger branches, fibrous, usually tessellated and mottled grey and white. Juvenile leaves sessile, becoming shortly petiolate, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to ovate, crenulate, to 10 cm long, 8 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with few, small, island oil glands, sometimes apparently glandless. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid, to 0.8 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., scar present; operculum beaked or conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, hemispherical, to 0.7 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3(4), exserted; seed brownish-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Commonly a tree of fertile alluvial flats.

In Gippsland from Delegate west to Ensay and Glenmaggie, and north of the Great Dividing Range in Upper Murray Valley, Ovens Valley and Warby Range

Far more widespread and occurs further inland and on colder sites than the related Eucalyptus angophoroides.

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 bridgesiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus bridgesiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory