Eucalyptus denticulata I.Cook & P.Ladiges

Shining Gum

Australian Systematic Botany 4: 388 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tall tree similar to E. nitens, differing most conspicuously in the shorter juvenile phase of the saplings, the denticulate margins of the adult leaves and the persistent outer operculum with the scarred tip showing emergent inner operculum.

EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Also NSW. Chiefly in well-watered ranges in east Gippsland, e.g. on the Errinundra Plateau, Mt Kaye, Mt Tennyson. Other populations occur within the distribution of E. nitens. Flowering time unknown.

Eucalyptus denticulata and E. nitens are closely related and morphological divergence between them is only partial in many populations in the eastern highlands. The peculiar tip to the buds in E. denticulata can be seen as well in the unrelated E. sturgissiana, a mallee of restricted distribution on sandstone in southern New South Wales.

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.
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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 denticulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus denticulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory