Eucalyptus bosistoana F.Muell.

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Australas. J. Pharm. 10: 293 (1895) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 60 m tall; bark rough over part or most of trunk, box-type, usually thin. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for a few pairs then alternate, orbicular to ovate, to 10 cm long, 9.5 cm wide, pale green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 0.7–2 cm wide, concolorous, dull to slightly glossy, green; intramarginal vein remote from edge; reticulation dense, partly obscured, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences mostly axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate to ovoid, to 0.9 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar; operculum conical or hemispherical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers adnate, globoid; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, cupular or barrel-shaped, to 0.7 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 5 or 6, rim level. Seed brown, irregularly ovoid and slightly flattened, surface shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF. Also NSW. Occurs mostly on loamy soils east from Woodside, around the Gippsland Lakes and near the coast, extending inland further east along the Cann and Genoa River valleys.

One of the few 7-flowered species in eastern Australia which is recognizable by having 5 or 6 valves to the fruit (cf. E. leucoxylon).

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 bosistoana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus bosistoana 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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory