Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds) J.B. Kirkp.

Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 69: 101 (1975) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 45 m tall, differing from subsp. globulus in the 3-flowered inflorescences and from subsp. pseudoglobulus in the sessile buds (to 1.7 cm long, 1.3 cm diam.), the placentae with 6(8) vertical rows of ovules, and fruit (to 1.7 cm long, 2 cm diam.), and from both in its non-coastal distribution.  Flowers Jan.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Widespread and common on the ranges north of the Great Dividing Range, from the upper Murray Valley to the Pyrenees, e.g. Shelley, Tawonga, Stanley, Mt Buller, Mt Samaria, Strathbogie, Redbank, Amphitheatre. South-east of the divide, towards Orbost, populations of intergrades with subsp. pseudoglobulus occur.

Largely an inland subspecies at higher altitudes than the other subspecies.

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
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