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Species profile—Eucalyptus bancroftii (Bancroft's red gum)


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → MyrtaceaeEucalyptus bancroftii (Bancroft's red gum)

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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Eucalyptus bancroftii (Maiden) Maiden
Common name
Bancroft's red gum
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
Bancrofts gum
orange gum
tumble-down red gum
Bancroft's gum
tumble down red gum
red gum
forest red gum
blue gum
Bancrofts red gum
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Eucalyptus bancroftii is a tree growing to 15m, although usually is much smaller. The bark sheds in large plates or flakes and is smooth or granular, similar to that of grey gums. Newly exposed bark is bright orange and weathers to grey, dark grey or grey-brown. The juvenile leaves are ovate and dull green in colour. Adult leaves are green, dull, thick, lance-shaped to broadly lance-shaped and 8-20cm long by 1.5-4cm wide. Leaves are arranged in separate groups off the branchlets.
The buds are cylindrical or conical, 10-15mm long and 4-6mm in diameter. The flowers are white and the seed capsules are hemispherical or conical, 7-9mm long by 8-9mm wide and have 3-4 valves projecting from the opening. (Brooker & Kleinig 1994; Stanley & Ross 2002; Hill 2008)
Eucalyptus bancroftii is found from Southport to Maryborough and Woodgate National Park in south-east Queensland. It is also found north of Port Macquarie in coastal New South Wales. (Herbrecs 2008; Hill 2008)
Distributional limits
-25.110911, 152.5518842
-28.1733941, 153.5093978
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
The species occurs on a variety of landforms, but mostly on wallum flats on sandy soils in coastal lowlands or on low rises close to the coast. (Brooker & Kleinig 1994; Stanley & Ross 2002)
Eucalyptus bancroftii flowers from spring to summer (November-January). Fruiting has been recorded between the months of March and November. (Brooker & Kleinig 1994; Stanley & Ross 2002)
Contributors: Geoff Sinclair 02/06/1999; Jan A. Abbotts 17/01/2002; Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. (1994). Field guide to Eucalypts: Volume 3, Northern Australia. Inkata Press, Sydney.
Herbrecs (2008). Eucalyptus bancroftii, in BriMapper version 3.2.1. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 22/12/2008.
Hill, K. (2008). Eucalyptus bancroftii, in PlantNet: New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Accessed 02/07/2008.
Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (2002). Flora of south-eastern Queensland (volume 2). Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.
Profile author
Tony Bean (27/01/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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