Eucalyptus kybeanensis Maiden & Cambage

Mallee Ash

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 48: 417 (1915) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Mallee or rarely small tree to 5 m tall; bark rough in short stocking, smooth above, often ribbony. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for few pairs then petiolate, alternate, elliptic to lanceolate, to 10 cm long, 2 cm wide, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate or falcate, usually held erect, 5.5–9 cm long, 0.7–1.2 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation very sparse, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched, 7–11-flowered; peduncles obscure or to 0.5 cm long; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, clavate to turbinate, warty, to 0.5 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical or flattened; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to obconical, to 0.5 cm long, 0.8 cm diam.; disc more or less level; valves 4 or 5, rim level; seed pale brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

EGL, EGU, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Restricted to mountain peaks, e.g. Mt Useful, Mt Skene, Mt Seldom Seen, Brumby Point, where often locally dominant in subalpine mallee scrubs.

A green mallee-ash unique in the Victorian high country with its slender habit and erect glossy green leaves. Its squat, sessile buds and fruits and densely round-glandular leaves distinguish it from the true green mallee-ashes, e.g. E. stricta.

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.
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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 kybeanensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus kybeanensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory