Eucalyptus crenulata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Buxton gum
Eucalyptus crenulata.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
E. crenulata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus crenulata

Eucalyptus crenulata, commonly known as Buxton gum or silver gum, is a rare species of Eucalyptus which is found only in the wild in the Acheron River valley and at Yering near Yarra Glen and in Victoria, Australia. It is widely planted as an ornamental in many countries. In Europe, it is sometimes called the Victorian silver gum. The Buxton Silver Gum Nature Conservation Reserve near the small town of Buxton, Victoria, supports that largest remaining wild stand of this species.

It is a small tree with dense foliage that rarely exceeds 8 metres in height. It has small glaucous blue-green leaves with crenulate margins. The species is listed as "threatened" in Victoria under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.[1] In the garden environment it is noted to be a relatively shade tolerant species of Eucalyptus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Threatened List March 2008" (PDF). Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Department of Sustainability and Environment.

External links[edit]