Eucalyptus wimmerensis Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 7: 193 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Mallee differing from E. viridis in the mostly smooth bark, larger grey to blue-green juvenile leaves (to 1.8 cm wide) that are subsessile to shortly petoleate, larger olive-green to blue-green adult leaves (to 2 cm wide), larger buds and larger, slightly angled fruit (to 0.7 cm long and diam.). Flowers summer to late autumn.

GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Scattered in the Dimboola, Nhill, Kaniva area (including the Little Desert) south to around Mt Arapiles.

5 subspecies recorded in Victoria.

As with some other box species, Eucalyptus wimmerensis occurs in agricultural lands that have been much modified by clearing. Regrowth in these areas can be notoriously difficult to relate to the natural state, and some stands of E. wimmerensis appear to include hybrids, even with the distantly related mallees of the Eucalyptus dumosa group (see E. ×macmahonii).

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 (as Eucalyptus viridis subsp. wimmerensis (Rule) Brooker & Slee).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-14
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus wimmerensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus wimmerensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native

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