Strzelecki gum   |  

Eucalyptus strzeleckii

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Eucalyptus strzeleckii is a member of the swamp gum group, probably most closely related to Eucalyptus ovata and E. brookeriana. It is a medium to tall forest tree growing to approximately 30 m high, identifiable from the glaucous new growth evident at the outside of crown that gives a blue-grey colouring to the crown. The species has small ovoid buds, and fruit that is broader than it is long. The species has loose, rough bark at the base of a whitish-grey, with red mottling, trunk. Adult leaves are lancolate or ovate, asymmetrical, dark green and glossy.

Immature trees may have copious fibrous grey-brown bark on the trunk, and alternate, glossy green leaves that are darker on one side than the other.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus strzeleckii

    Habitat loss potential future Loss of climatic habitat is a major potential threat; with raised temperatures; reduced rainfall; and increased climatic variability; resulting in long term drying out of many Strzelecki gum sites.