Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum)


Eucalyptus viminalis photo
Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis), Lithgow NSW

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Eucalyptus viminalis photo
Leaves of Eucalyptus viminalis

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bark of Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis), Lithgow NSW

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Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus viminalis. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20viminalis Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



MANNA GUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus viminalis in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Manna Gum

Other Names
Rough-barked Manna Gum

Description
Tree to 50 m. Bark smooth throughout, grey, white or yellow-white, or rough, fibrous on lower or whole trunk, or rough to larger branches. Juvenile leaves opposite, sessile, lanceolate, cordate or amplexicaul, green, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves alternate, lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, green, concolorous. Umbels 3- or 7-flowered; pedicels absent or very short. Buds ovoid; operculum conical or hemispherical, apiculate; hypanthium hemispherical or campanulate. Fruits hemispherical to subglobular; disc broad, ascending; valves 3 or 4, exserted.

Habitat
ssp viminalis grows in varied situations from the coastal flats in Tas., valleys of mountainous and hilly country to tablelands, usually in tall open forest.
ssp. Cygnetensis Grows on flat and gently undulating country in podsols, alluvial and volcanic soils, in open forest and open woodland.

Distribution
ssp. Viminalis (Mnna Gum) Occurs widely in the wetter parts of south eastern Australia from the Adelaide area, S.A., through Vic. and N.S.W. to south-eastern Qld, and throughout Tas. including King and Flinders Islands..
ssp. Cygnetensis (Rough-barked Manna Gum) Occurs in the southern Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Is., S.A., E to the southern Grampians, Vic.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 15 - 40
Spread (m): 12 - 30
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 650
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: spring, summer, autumn

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:viminalis
Common Name:Manna Gum


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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