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Gum TreeEucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora

White Sally, Snow Gum at Black Flat at Corrowong

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora at Black Flat at Corrowong - 21 Jul 2018

Identification history

Gum Tree Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora 30 Jul 2018 BettyDonWood
Gum Tree Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora 22 Jul 2018 BlackFlat

6 comments

BlackFlat wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
Thanks Betty, stellulata is very exciting as we had not realised we had any. We assumed they were all snow gum ( obviously never looked closely) and only took the photo of this one while fencing, because it had the best buds and fruit. I will now have to get a Pauciflora image as well.
   28 Jul 2018
On looking more closely at the number of buds per cluster, and bark colour, I think it must be pauciflora. Stellulata was only a guess. Its buds are in clusters of 11+. Bark rough below, greenish and smooth above. It grows in frost hollows and cold flats.
Pauciflora has buds in clusters of up to 11, and smooth bark throughout, with scribbles, usually white, sometimes grey or yellow. It grows in woodland, and is often dominant.
I have not confirmed to subspecies level. You need to show/make a note of the shape of the common stalk of the flower cluster to rule out subsp. debeuzevillei. At that altitude, it cannot be subsp. nipophila, which grows in alpine areas, and has waxy buds.
BlackFlat wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
Thanks Betty. The tree is on a creek flat and Stellulata does occur in this region, but the tree is completely smooth bark and mostly white. I will have a look at the flower cluster stalk and let you know. Toni
BlackFlat wrote:
   30 Jul 2018
Betty the stork of the bud clusters (not flowering yet) are round and mostly 10mm to 12mm long.
   30 Jul 2018
Good. Debeuzevillei has angular stalks.
BlackFlat wrote:
   30 Jul 2018
That works for me to as I don't think I could pronounce Debeuzevillei.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 21 Jul 2018 12:53 PM Recorded on
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