Eucalyptus glaucescens Maiden & Blakely

Tingaringy Gum

Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 8: 56 (1929) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Mallee, or tree to 50 m tall; bark rough, fibrous on lower trunk of trees, shedding above in ribbons; upper trunk and bark of mallees smooth, orange, grey or whitish. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, orbicular, to 7 cm long, 8 cm wide, bluish-grey or glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 7–12 cm long, 1.3–2.5 cm wide, concolorous, dull, green; reticulation dense. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 0.6 cm long, 3-flowered; buds glaucous, sessile or shortly pedicellate, cylindric, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum much shorter than hypanthium, slightly beaked; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, cupular, to 1.2 cm long, 1 cm diam.; disc level to descending; valves 3(4), below rim; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid or cuboid, often with dorsal ridge, hilum ventral. Flowers Feb.–May.

EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. In Victoria restricted to high mountain areas, e.g. Mt Tingaringy, Brumby Point, Mt Hotham, Baw Baw Plateau, Mt Erica.

Sometimes a tall erect tree, e.g. on Mt Erica, but occurring as a mallee on very rocky mountain tops where it may be confused with E. perriniana, which can be distinguished by the connate juvenile 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.
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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 glaucescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus glaucescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory