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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Eucalypteae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: Eucalyptus elliptica

Eucalyptus elliptica (Blakely & McKie) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill, Telopea 4(1): 60 (1990).

Eucalyptus mannifera var. elliptica Blakely & McKie,, W.F.Blakely, Key Eucalypts: 148 (1934)
Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. elliptica (Blakely & McKie) L.A.S.Johnson, Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 3: 108 (1962)

Native distribution areas:

New South Wales, Queensland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Johnson, L.A.S. & Hill, K.D. 1990. New taxa and combinations in Eucalyptus and Angophora (Myrtaceae). Telopea 4(1): 37–108. DOI: 10.7751/telopea19904916 [nonfunctional] Broken access BHL PDF Reference page. 
Blakely, W.F. 1934. A Key to the Eucalypts: with Descriptions of 500 Species and 138 Varieties, and a Companion to J. H. Maiden's Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus​. Worker Trustees. Google Books. Reference page. 


Hassler, M. 2022. Eucalyptus elliptica. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Oct. 03. Reference page. 
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Eucalyptus elliptica. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 03 2022.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Eucalyptus elliptica in Kew Science Plants of the World Online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Oct. 03. Reference page. 2022. Eucalyptus elliptica. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 Oct. 2022.

Eucalyptus elliptica, commonly known as Bendemeer white gum,[2] is a species of small to medium-sized tree that is endemic to eastern Australia. It has smooth bark, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of seven, white flowers and cup-shaped or hemispherical fruit.


Eucalyptus elliptica is a tree that typically grows to a height of 20 m (66 ft) and forms a lignotuber. It has smooth, usually powdery white bark with orange or grey blotches. Young plants and coppice regrowth have glaucous, sessile, egg-shaped to almost round leaves arranged in opposite pairs, 20–100 mm (0.79–3.94 in) long and 20–60 mm (0.79–2.36 in) wide. Adult leaves are the same green to bluish colour on both sides, lance-shaped to curved, 70–200 mm (2.8–7.9 in) long and 13–30 mm (0.51–1.18 in) wide. The flower buds are arranged in groups of seven in leaf axils on an unbranched peduncle 4–17 mm (0.16–0.67 in) long, the individual buds on a pedicel 1–5 mm (0.039–0.197 in) long. Mature buds are oval, 5–8 mm (0.20–0.31 in) long and 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) wide with a conical operculum. The flowers are white and the fruit is a woody cup-shaped or hemispherical capsule, 4–6 mm (0.16–0.24 in) long and 5–8 mm (0.20–0.31 in) wide with the valves protruding above the rim.[2][3]
Taxonomy and naming

Bendemeer white gum was first formally described in 1934 by William Blakely and Ernest McKie from a specimen collected near Bendemeer. They gave it the name E. mannifera var. elliptica and published the description in Blakely's book A Key to the Eucalypts.[4] In 1990 Lawrie Johnson and Ken Hill raised the variety to species status as E. elliptica.[5] The specific epithet (elliptica) refers to the shape of the fruit as described by Blakely and McKie.[3]
Distribution and habitat

Eucalyptus elliptica grows in grassy woodland between the Barrington Tops area and southeastern Queensland, most often in the Bendemeer and Walcha areas.[2][3]

"Eucalyptus elliptica". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
Hill, Ken. "Eucalyptus elliptica". Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
"Eucalyptus elliptica". Euclid: Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
"Eucalyptus mannifera var. elliptica". APNI. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
"Eucalyptus elliptica". APNI. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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