Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieber ex Spreng.

Snow Gum

Syst. Veg. 4 (2): 195 (1827) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 30 m tall; bark smooth, usually with scribbles. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for few pairs then petiolate, alternate, ovate or broadly falcate, pendulous, to 16 cm long, 6 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, to 16 cm long, 3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green to grey-green or olive-green; side veins more or less parallel to midrib; reticulation sparse, with numerous, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.6 cm long, 11 (or more)-flowered; buds clavate, to 0.9 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical or conical; stamens mostly inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2–4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit more or less sessile, cupular to obconical, to 1.3 cm long, 1.5 cm diam.; disc level to descending; valves 3(4), rim level; seed blackish, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

6 subspecies, all present in Victoria.

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, 2020-12-30
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus pauciflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus pauciflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory