Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill

Telopea 4: 75 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 20 m tall; bark grey. Adult leaves orbicular to ovate, 4–5 cm long, (2–)3.5–5 cm wide, glaucous, sometimes becoming green. Buds pruinose. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW. Widespread in Victoria on poor stony ground, usually on ridges and dry slopes of foothills east from near Ararat, both north and south of the Great Dividing Range.

Recently described and distinguished from the typical subspecies, which is endemic to New South Wales, by the completely rough bark.

Plants on infertile stony soils in low hills west of Inglewood are now included in Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. marginalis.

Populations intermediate between Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita and subsp. marginalis occur in the Castlemaine area, likewise intermediates between subsp. vestita and subsp. longior occur east of Bairnsdale.

See note under Eucalyptus baueriana subsp. deddickensis.

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, 2019-08-07
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory