Eucalyptus baxteri (Benth.) Maiden & Blakely ex J.M.Black

Brown Stringybark

Fl. South Australia 415 (1926) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 40 m tall; bark rough to small branches, stringy. Juvenile leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, opposite for few pairs, scabrous above and below, then alternate, elliptic to ovate, strongly oblique, to 13 cm long, 8.5 cm wide, soon becoming glabrous, glossy, green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate, oblique, 7–13 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse or obscure, with often obscure, irregular, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles stout, to 1.4 cm long, 9–15-flowered; buds on thick, short, stout pedicels or sessile, clavate, warty, to 0.8 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, hemispherical to truncate-globose, to 1.1 cm long, 1.6 cm diam.; disc level to ascending; valves 4, rim level or exserted; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Dec.–Apr.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria, in coastal and near-coastal areas from Nelson to the Howe Range extending inland to e.g. Casterton, Grampians, north of Clunes, Ben Cairn, Mottle Range.

This species has the coarsest, thickest leaves of the coastal stringybarks, often prominently oblique; buds are warty on stout pedicels, and fruits have a broad disc.

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, 2019-08-28
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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 baxteri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus baxteri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain 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
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory