Eucalyptus obliqua

Common name: 

Messmate

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPRST?VWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common eucalypt. Can be found around the car park at Five Mile Gate1

Flower description:

White to cream1

Habit:

Tree to 90 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Adult leaves are curved and asymmetrical (or oblique) at base. There are 7-15 buds per cluster and fruit are wine-glass shaped3

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Image of Eucalyptus obliqua Image: David Meagher
Image of Eucalyptus obliqua Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Costermans, L. (2006). “Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas”. Costermans Publishing, Frankston, Victoria.