Eucalyptus neglecta
Omeo gum

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)
Victoria
Eucalyptus neglecta fruits in axils of large juvenile leaves. Ron Bracewell Grove, Lasuen Street. Sairus Patel, 14 Aug 2020
Eucalyptus neglecta bark, part fibrous, part smooth and peeling. Ron Bracewell Grove, Lasuen Street. Sairus Patel, 14 Aug 2020

Three specimens of this rare species were planted in the Ron Bracewell grove just south of the vernal pond in February 2008. Large, paired juvenile leaves make up most of the crown, with a few of the more usual lance-shaped adult leaves alternately arranged at the ends of some branches. Stalkless fruit clusters nestle in the leaf axils. The bark is part rough and fibrous, part smooth and peeling.

Related material: Eucalyptus checklist.

About this Entry: Sairus Patel authored this entry Aug 2020.