Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 316 (1900) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Mallee to 8 m tall; bark rough on lower part of stems. Juvenile leaves very shortly petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, linear to narrowly lanceolate, to 11 cm long, 0.6 cm wide, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, usually held erect, linear, to 10 cm long, 0.8 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green; side veins very acute; reticulation sparse or obscured by numerous, large, irregular, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched, or compound, terminal; 7(–10)-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate or diamond-shaped, to 0.5 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., no scar; operculum conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers adnate, globoid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, cupular, to 0.5 cm long, 0.4 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4, below rim; seed brown, irregularly ovoid and slightly flattened, surface shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers summer–autumn.
CVU, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Occurs on poorer, shallow soils from just west of Benalla to north and west of Bendigo, and also in the Little Desert.
Naturalised near Bacchus Marsh.
Presumed hybrids with E. tricarpa have been recorded near Inglewood (see E. ×blackburniana).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|