Eucalyptus conspicua L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill

Telopea 4: 235 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 10 m tall, usually of poor form; bark rough to the small branches, fibrous, thick, longitudinally furrowed. Crown blue-grey of juvenile, intermediate and adult leaves. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular to ovate, to 14.5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to falcate, 12–16 cm long, 2.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, grey-green to glaucous; reticulation dense, with numerous, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.7 cm long, 7 or 3-flowered; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.7 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers cream. Fruit sessile or shortly pedicellate, obconical, to 0.7 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, level or exserted; seed grey-brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, surface minutely pitted, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–May.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, OtP, Strz. Also NSW. In Victoria from near Yallourn east to Genoa, commonly fringing seasonal swamps or in damp heathland, but also on poor stony slopes, from Heyfield area to the Mitchell River.

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, 2018-05-24
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus conspicua in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus conspicua in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory