Eucalyptus muelleriana A.W.Howitt

Yellow Stringybark

Trans. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 2: 89 (1890) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough over trunk and to the smaller branches, stringy. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for few pairs, discolorous, scabrous on midrib and margin, then petiolate, becoming alternate, ovate to lanceolate, oblique, glabrous, to 16 cm long, 5 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 8–13 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, slightly discolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse, with very numerous, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.8 cm long, 7–11-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 0.7 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum conical to hemispherical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, hemispherical to truncate-globose, to 1 cm long, 1.2 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4, near rim; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Jan.–.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, NIS, Strz, VVP, WPro. Also NSW. Occurs on sandy loams of plains and foothills from the eastern Strzelecki Range and Wilsons Promontory to the Howe Range.

Probably the least evolved of the stringybarks having mostly smooth juvenile leaves, slightly discolorous adult leaves, and prominently pedicellate buds and fruit.

Intermediates between Eucalyptus muelleriana and E. macrorhyncha have been observed in the Warrandyte/Lilydale area (see E. ×brevirostris).

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, 2018-06-21
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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 muelleriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus muelleriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory