Eucalyptus croajingolensis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill

Gippsland Peppermint

Telopea 4: 99 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 30 m tall; bark rough over trunk and larger branches, fibrous. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, oblong-elliptic, to 8 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, green to slightly glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull bluish-grey, rarely green; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.5 cm long, 11–20(or more)-flowered; buds usually glaucous, pedicellate, clavate, to 0.5 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical to conical; stamens mostly inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, truncate-globose, to 0.6 cm long, 0.6 cm diam.; disc level; valves 3 or 4, rim level; seed dark brown to blackish, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Dec.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, Strz, VAlp. Also NSW. The distribution of this taxon is imperfectly known. In Victoria it occurs mostly south of the Great Dividing Range, east from Mt Skene and Mt Useful, where it occurs occasionally in montane forests, but most commonly in moist forest east from Bairnsdale. However, it is also found east of Marysville where it occupies an altitudinal position higher than the (there) valley-dwelling Eucalyptus radiata. North of Yarram E. croajingolensis occurs on white sand with Banksia serrata.

Notable for the crown of thin, bluish, somewhat broad (cf. E. radiata) leaves and glaucescence of the buds and fruits. Juvenile leaves are broadly lanceolate but narrower than those of E. dives. Saplings are often pendulous. Non-glaucous forms of this taxon are difficult to tell from E. radiata, leaf width and distribution being the best guide. Western populations of E. croajingolensis are less glaucous.

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, 2018-06-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Eucalyptus croajingolensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus croajingolensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain 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

State distribution

Distribution map
State
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria