Eucalyptus wimmerensis subsp. grata Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 37: 53 (2018)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Mallee or small tree, 5–12 m high; box-bark persistent on lower stem. Juvenile leaves narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, often falcate, 7–12 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide, blue-green. Adult leaves pendulous, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, often falcate, 7–12 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, lustrous. Inflorescence 7-flowered; peduncle 0.6–1.1 cm long; buds clavate to sub-pyriform, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., pedicles 3–5 mm long. Fruit cupular, sub-pyriform or sub-cylindrical, 6–8 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.   Flowers autumn.

Occurs on shallow sandy soils from the north-western Wimmera area around Diapur, Miram and Lawloit.

Can be confused with Eucalyptus hawkeri or E. viridis. From E. hawkeri it may be distinguished by its smaller habit, shorter stocking of rough bark, lustrous adult foliage and slightly larger buds and fruit. It differs from E. viridis by its broader, pendulous adult leaves, and larger buds and fruit.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2018-10-02
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-17
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa