Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. siliceana Rule

Muelleria 29: 5 (2011) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Spreading tree to 15 m tall; bark rough over most of trunk, grey-brown. Seedling leaves blue-green to glaucous. Inflorescences 3–7-flowered. Fruit to 0.6 cm wide. Flowers Mar.–May.

MuM, Wim.  Apparently restricted to Wail State Forest, south of Dimboola, growing in deep sands.

Similar in many respects to Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. cygnetensis which occurs further south in the Little Desert National Park, but distinguished from that subspecies by its generally smaller adult leaves (to 15 cm long, 2.3 cm wide), smaller fruits, and flowers that are commonly mixed in groups of 3s or 7s (c.f. generally in 7s in subsp. cygnetensis).

This subspecies is possibly referable to E. huberiana Naudin (see Rule 2011).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-04
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-13

Rule, K. (2011). Six new infraspecific taxa in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) for Victoria, Muelleria 29: 3–15.

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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 viminalis subsp. siliceana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. siliceana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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