Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. stephaniae Rule

in K.Rule, Muelleria 7: 391 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Mallee or tree to 15 m tall. Not waxy. Juvenile leaves to 6.5 cm long, 4 cm wide; adult leaves to 12 cm long, 2 cm wide; buds globular. Flowers creamy to pale yellow; ovules in 4 vertical rows. Fruit to 0.8 cm long, 1.1cm diam.; valves 6(7); pedicel shorter than fruit.  Flowers May–Nov.

CVU, GipP, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, Wim. In Victoria in the Little and Big Deserts and Mt Arapiles.

Formerly referred to E. leucoxylon subsp. pruinosa but E. leucoxylon subsp. stephaniae has narrower juvenile leaves with rounder bases, never stem-clasping, has a shorter juvenile phase, smaller fruit with persistent pellicle, no glaucescence and occurs in mallee country.

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, 2019-04-15
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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 leucoxylon subsp. stephaniae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. stephaniae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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