Eucalyptus aggregata H.Deane & Maiden

Black Gum

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 24: 614 (1900) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree to 18 m tall; bark rough to the small branches, firm, flaky and fissured. Juvenile leaves shortly petiolate, opposite at first but soon alternate, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, to 10 cm long, 3 cm wide, dull, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 6–13 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green; reticulation dense, with island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.4 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid, to 0.4 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum obtusely conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in (3)4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical, to 0.5 cm long, 0.5 cm diam.; disc level; valves 3(4), rim level or slightly exserted; seed brown-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers summer–autumn.

CVU, GipP, VVP. Also NSW. In Victoria, restricted to Woodend-Gisborne region.

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, 2019-02-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus aggregata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus aggregata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory