Eucalyptus viridis R.T.Baker

Green Mallee

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 316 (1900) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

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).

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: Andre Messina, 2016-08-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus viridis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus viridis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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