Eucalyptus socialis F.Muell. ex Miq.

Grey Mallee

Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 132 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Mallee; bark smooth, or only partly shed on lower part of trunk. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, elliptic to ovate, to 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, dull, green, more or less glaucous on growing tips; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 6–9(–13) cm long, 1.2–2(–3) cm wide, concolorous, dull, light green to blue-green, rarely glossy and green; side veins weakly pinnate, fine; oil glands numerous, round, island. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles slightly flattened, to 2.3 cm long, 7–13-flowered; buds pedicellate, hypanthium cupular; operculum beaked, to 1.8 cm long, 0.6 cm diam., scar present; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers scarcely versatile, basifixed, globoid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white or creamy white. Fruit pedicellate, truncate-globose or truncate-ovoid, to 1(–1.8) cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc vertically descending; valves 3 or 4, enclosed, surmounted by semi-persistent, fragile style remnants; seed grey, flattened-ellipsoid, smooth with shallow, longitudinal furrows, hilum ventral.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim.

4 subspecies, 2 in Victoria.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-04
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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 socialis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus socialis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

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