Eucalyptus baueriana Schauer

Blue Box

in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 924 (1843) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 20 m tall; bark rough over trunk and large branches, grey, box-type. Crown of mature tree consisting of juvenile leaves. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, orbicular to broadly ovate, often undulate, to 10 cm long, 7.5 cm wide, glossy, green; reticulation very dense, fine, with numerous, small, island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescence a terminal panicle; peduncles to 1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.6 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum hemispherical to conical; stamens inflexed with\ outer staminodes; anthers adnate, cuboid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical, to 0.7 cm long, 0.6 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3 or 4, below thin, often split, rim; seed brown, irregularly ovoid and slightly flattened, surface shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral.


3 subspecies.

Recognized by the rough bark and crown of round, glossy green or glaucous leaves.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-22
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus baueriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus baueriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory