Eucalyptus gracilis F.Muell.


Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 35 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Mallee or small tree; bark rough on lower part of stems, tessellated. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, lanceolate, to 6 cm long, 1 cm wide, dull, blue-green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, 5–8 cm long, 0.8–1.2 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation incomplete, obscured by large irregular oil glands, side veins acute, particularly at base. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles slender, to 1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 0.6 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum shallowly hemispherical; stamens ascending and flexed tangentially, then inflexed, with outer staminodes, much twisted in flower; anthers basifixed, cuboid or globoid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers creamy white. Fruit pedicellate, cupular or barrel-shaped, to 0.6 cm long, 0.3 cm diam.; disc vertically descending; valves 3 or 4, below rim; seed pale red-brown, flattened-ellipsoid, smooth with longitudinal grooves, hilum ventral. Flowers Apr.–Jan.

GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurs mostly in Big Desert and Sunset Country east to Manangatang.

Recognized in flower by the fine twisted staminodes. It may intergrade with E. calycogona which is distinguished by the 4-sided buds and fruits.

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.
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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 gracilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus gracilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory