Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 676 (1901) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|