Eucalyptus angophoroides R.T.Baker

Apple Box

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 676 (1901) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough over whole trunk and larger branches, fibrous, usually tessellated and mottled grey and white. Juvenile leaves sessile, discolorous, opposite, becoming shortly petiolate, subopposite, orbicular to ovate, crenulate, to 9 cm long, 7 cm wide, green, growing tips may be glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 11–20 cm long, 1.8–2.5 cm wide, slightly discolorous, glossy or dull, green; reticulation dense with scattered island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid, to 0.7 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum beaked or conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical or hemispherical, to 0.5 cm long, 0.7 cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 4, exserted; seed dark brown, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, Strz. Also NSW. In Victoria west from Genoa to the northern foothills of the Strzelecki Range south of Trafalgar.

Closely related to E. bridgesiana and the two species may intergrade in Gippsland, e.g. in the Sale-Giffard area. Eucalyptus bridgesiana prefers wetter, more fertile sites, and differs in the glaucous juvenile leaves that become more conspicuously alternate in the late juvenile phase, and in the concolorous adult leaves.

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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory