Seppelt Range gum  |  

Eucalyptus ceracea

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Seppelt Range yellow-jacket

Eucalyptus ceracea, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Seppelt Range Gum, is a small,
striking tree with yellow, flaky, fibrous bark. The stems of seedlings and juvenile plants are
hairy. Juvenile leaves are opposite, with very short stalks, and occupy the entire crown of the
tree. The mature leaves are 4.5 cm long and 3 cm wide and are opposite, stalkless and usually
oval. The leaves, buds and fruits are covered with a white wax. The inflorescence is simple,
axillary, to nine-flowered. The flowers have orange stamens and are on stalks up to 3 cm long.
The capsules vary from a narrow urn shape with a long narrow neck and apex to egg-shaped
with a short narrow neck. Flowering occurs from August to November (Brooker & Done,
1986; Brown et al., 1998).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus ceracea

    Threats The main potential threats to Seppelt Range Gum include mining; fire and limited distribution.