in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 6: 17 (1922) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tree to 15 m tall; bark rough over whole trunk and to 10 cm diam. branches. Juvenile leaves petiolate, alternate, elliptic to ovate, to 8 cm long, 5 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, undulate, 6–10 cm long, 1.2–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, apparently glandless. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.8 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.5 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical, to 0.5 cm long, 0.5 cm diam.; disc raised and annular; valves 3 or 4, slightly exserted; seed brown-black, flattened-ellipsoid, surface rough, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP. Endemic in Victoria. Extending west from Glengarry (near Traralgon) to Melbourne and north-west to Daylesford and Ararat. Collections of small-budded and -fruited swamp gums from east of Cavendish may be this taxon. Very small-fruited forms of the species occur in remnant stands in outer southeastern to northeastern Melbourne suburbs (e.g. Scoresby, Wantirna, Yan Yean).
A poorly known species whose distribution appears to have been much fragmented by the clearing of the natural habitat. It is distinguished from E. ovata by the completely rough bark and smaller leaves, buds and fruits. Fresh leaves steeped in hot water emit a bitter-almond (cyanic) odour, a reaction not observed in E. ovata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|