Common Name

Yellow Gum, Boland Yellow Gum, Inland Blue Gum, Blue Gum, White Ironbark, South Australian Blue Gum




Tree to 25m tall or rarely a mallee. Bark smooth throughout, sometimes rough persisting at the base. Leaves aromatic when crushed. Adult leaves alternating up the stems, flat, 6-25cm long, 8-35mm across, green, grey-green, or yellow-green, dull. Juvenile leaves opposite each other well into the sapling stage, 3-9cm long, 13-80mm wide, blue-green or glaucous, bases round, cordate, or the two leaves of a pair joined at the base, margins entire or scalloped. Juvenile and intermediate leaves occasionally persisting in the crowns of adult trees. Flowers whitish, with 0 petals, in clusters of 3 at the bases of the leaves. Bud caps about the same length as the base. Outer row of stamens usually not producing pollen, sometimes all the stamens in the outer row produce pollen. Nut valves not very noticeable. Vulnerable NSW. Protected NSW.

Description and photo (page 521) and line drawings of buds and gum nuts (Fig. 55f page 523) (as Eucalyptus leucoxylon) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

Description and photographs in the DVD/thumb drive Euclid

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NSW Department of Environment & Heritage profile with photos: