Eucalyptus neglecta Maiden

Omeo Gum

Victorian Naturalist 21: 114 (1904) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 7 m tall; bark rough on trunk, fibrous, grey. Crown of reproductively mature trees predominantly of juvenile leaves with some intermediate and adult leaves. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to broadly elliptic, to 11 cm long, 7 cm wide, grey-green, stems glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, concolorous, green; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation dense, with numerous, large, island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 0.5 cm long, 7–15-flowered; buds sessile, ovoid, crowded, to 0.4 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; outer operculum imperfectly dehiscing, brown, contrasting with glaucous hypanthium; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to obconical, crowded, to 0.6 cm long, 0.5 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, rim level or slightly exserted; seed grey-brown or brown, more or less flattened elliptic, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Nov.–May.

EGU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Victorian endemic. Occurring on river flats in high country from near Davies Plain south-west to Omeo, Dargo High Plains and upper reaches of Jamieson River. Also at lower elevation on Buckland River. .

Rare but easily recognized species because of its crown of mixed, large, juvenile and adult leaves. It has no clear affinity with any other species.

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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory