Eucalyptus globoidea Blakely

White Stringybark

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 61: 157 (1927) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough to small branches, stringy. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, ovate, undulate, scabrous above and below for many nodes, to 10.5 cm long, 6 cm wide, green; adult leaves petiolate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 7.5–12 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.2 cm long, 11–15-flowered; buds more or less sessile, fusiform, to 0.6 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum acutely conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to truncate-globose, to 0.7 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4, rim level; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp. Also NSW. A common stringybark of coastal ranges east and north-east from Melbourne. There is a markedly disjunct occurrence north of the Great Dividing Range, south-west of Tallangatta.

On near-coastal sands in Gippsland it can have a mallee habit and quite large fruits which may lead to confusion with E. baxteri, however, the coppice growth, which is scabrous for many nodes is diagnostic for E. globoidea.

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 globoidea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus globoidea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Gippsland Plain 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory