Eucalyptus chapmaniana Cameron

Bogong Gum

Victorian Naturalist 64: 52 (1947) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 30 m tall; bark rough over part or most of trunk, fibrous, brownish-grey; shedding in the crown in ribbons; branches smooth, whitish or light grey to pinkish-grey. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many nodes, orbicular to ovate, to 9 cm long, 6 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate or falcate, 15–25 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, grey-green; reticulation dense, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.3 cm long, 3-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or diamond-shaped, often glaucous, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, ovoid, to 1.2 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc ascending; valves 3 or 4, exserted; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid and angular, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

CVU, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Sporadic in forests of cold mountain areas from south-west of Jamieson along the Great Dividing Range to north-east of Benambra. Also on Mt Buffalo and Pine Mountain.

Characterized by the combination of rough trunk and ribbony, grey-green crown.

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, 2018-07-02
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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 chapmaniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus chapmaniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory