Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus bancroftii (Orange Gum)

Eucalyptus bancroftii photo
Eucalyptus bancroftii foliage and flowers in the Australian National Botanic Garden

Photograph by Murray Fagg. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Eucalyptus bancroftii photo
Eucalyptus bancroftii at Moonbi New South Wales

Photograph by Ian Brooker and David Kleinig. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus bancroftii. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus bancroftii in Australia

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

Common Name
Orange Gum

Other Names
Bancroft’s Red Gum

Tree to 30 m. Bark smooth throughout, pink or orange to grey-brown. Juvenile leaves ovate, green, discolorous. Adult leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acute, thick; lamina 7.5-20 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, green; lateral veins at 30° -60° ; intramarginal vein up to 2 mm from margin; petiole terete or channelled, 12-25 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle angular, 5-20 mm long; pedicels 2-5 mm long. Buds cylindrical; operculum cylindrical, 7-12 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; hypanthium hemispherical, 3-4 mm long, 4-6 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical to subglobular, often angular or ribbed, 5-9 mm long and wide; disc broad, convex; valves 3 or 4. Seeds red-brown.

Grows in flat and gently sloping country, sometimes in drainage channels, and on rock outcrops on tablelands, often as scattered trees in open forest, sometimes dominant in small areas.

Occurs from near Noonooroo, southeastern Qld, S to Maitland, N.S.W., predominantly in coastal areas but extending to adjacent tablelands.

Common Name:Orange Gum

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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  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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