Eucalyptus ovata subsp. var. ovata

Common Name:

Swamp Gum



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, NSW
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Poorly drained sandy soils 1

Flower Description:

White 2


Tree to 20 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Adult leaves are broad/ovate with wavy edges, there are 7 diamond shaped buds per cluster and fruit are flat-topped and funnel-shaped 3


Image: Mary Ellis

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Conservation status:

Eucalyptus ovata var. grandiflora is rare in Victoria


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.