Eucalyptus radiata

Common name: 

Narrow-leaf Peppermint

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, East Gippsland (JKNPRSTVWZ) also NSW

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

Mainly north of Darby River1

Flower description:



Tree to 40 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves have a strong peppermint smell when crushed, juvenile leaves are narrow and green. Buds are small and numerous in a cluster (more than 11)3

Image of Eucalyptus radiata
Image of Eucalyptus radiata Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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.