Eucalyptus froggattii Blakely

Kamarooka Mallee

Key Eucalypts 225 (1934) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Mallee or small tree to 9 m tall; bark rough and crumbly over whole trunk, blackish, box-type, then shedding above in ribbons leaving grey, pale brown and bronze smooth bark. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs then alternate, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, to 10 cm long, 4.5 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, lanceolate, 9–12 cm long, 1.3–2 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green, conspicuously apiculate; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation sparse with few more or less parallel side veins obscured by very numerous oil glands. Inflorescence mostly terminal panicles; peduncles flattened, to 1.5 cm long, 7–11 flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate in outline, square in cross-section, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., no scar; operculum pyramidal; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers adnate, globoid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers cream. Fruit pedicellate, cupular in outline, square in section, to 1 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4 or 5, below rim; seed pale brown, irregularly ovoid to cuboid, sometimes slightly flattened, surface shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Sep.–Apr.

Gold, GGr, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Endemic to Victoria. Disjunctly distributed in mallee scrubs and woodlands north-west of Nhill, south-west of Horsham, near Charlton and north of Bendigo. .

The only species in Victoria with highly glandular leaves showing no veinlets. It is easily identified by its dark rough and bronze smooth bark, glossy crown and angled 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 froggattii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus froggattii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

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