Eucalyptus agglomerata Maiden

Blue-leaved Stringybark

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 55: 266 (1922) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough to the small branches, stringy, pale grey over brown. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite and discolorous for few pairs then alternate, ovate, undulate, initially scabrous above and below but soon smooth above and scabrous only on margins and midrib, later leaves glabrous, to 15 cm long, 6 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, oblique, 7.5–11.5 cm long, 1.4–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, blue-green; reticulation sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.3 cm long, 11 (or more)-flowered; buds sessile, fusiform, to 0.8 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum acutely conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, depressed-hemispherical, crowded, often with flattened sides, to 0.6 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc level to slightly ascending; valves (3)4, rim level; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF. Also NSW. In Victoria localized in dry hilly country in the far east around Wangarabell and west to near Chandlers Creek, Combienbar and Martins Creek.

Distinguished from Eucalyptus globoidea by its blue-green crown, fruit quite deformed by close packing and coppice leaves that soon become glabrous.

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, 2019-02-22
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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 agglomerata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus agglomerata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory