Eucalyptus sabulosa Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 9: 138 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 15 m tall; bark rough to small branches, thick, furrowed longitudinally, dark grey; branchlets salmon-coloured. Juvenile leaves very shortly pedicellate, opposite for several nodes, linear or narrow-oblong, to 6.5 cm long, 0.6 cm wide, dull green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 7.5–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull to glossy, green to slightly bluish-green; reticulation moderate, with sparse island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or fusiform, 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, ovoid to subglobular, to 0.6 cm long, 0.6 cm diam.; disc slightly ascending; valves 3 or 4, slightly exserted; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Mar.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, Wim. Occurs from the Serra Range and Victoria Range in the Grampians, west to near Cavendish, and eastern Little Desert.

Treated by Brooker & Slee (1996) as an informal subspecies of E. aromaphloia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus sabulosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus sabulosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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