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Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Eucalyptus canobolensis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Gazetted date: 16 Dec 2022
Profile last updated: 31 Jan 2023


Tree 8-12 m high, with bark smooth to base, shedding in ribbons. Juvenile leaves opposite, round, grey-green. Adult leaves lance-shaped, mostly 10-18 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide, dull green or grey-green. Flowerheads 3-flowered, with a distinctly flattened stalk. Buds egg-shaped, 5-9 mm long. Fruit cup-shaped, 5-9 mm long, 6-8 mm diameter.


Restricted to high altitude areas around Mount Canobolassouth west of Orange on the Central Tablelands of NSW, which is within the SouthEastern Highlands Bioregion. The species predominantly occurs in the Mt Canobolas State Recreation Area.
Occurs on basalt-derived soils predominantly above 1,100 mand is most common between 1,200 and 1,300 m altitude but can be found lessabundantly down to 900 m. Above 1,300 m, E.pauciflora becomes more prominent (Hunter 1998a).
Eucalyptus canobolensis israrely found in pure stands and often co-occurs with other eucalypts such as E.pauciflora, E. dalrympleana, E. viminalis, E. macrorhyncha and E. dives withExocarpos cupressiformis and Acacia melanoxylon also in the canopy.

Habitat and ecology

  • The landform consists of undulating low to steep hills. Soils are shallow skeletal sands and loams on steep slopes. Vegetation is a sub-alpine woodland.
  • Other trees co-occurring with Eucalyptus canobolensis include Eucalyptus pauciflora, Eucalyptus dalrympleana, Eucalyptus viminalis, Eucalyptus dives and Eucalyptus saxicola. Understorey species include Poa sieberiana and Cassinia arctuata.
  • Flowering period is listed as January to March. Seed is dispersed locally by wind, and there is no dormancy mechanism.
  • It has been observed that apparent juveniles of Eucalyptus canobolensis appear to have regenerated more than once from previous fire events and have developed a small but noticeable lignotuber.
  • The species is common in all parts of Mt Canobolas State Recreation Area, with mixed aged stands comprising seedlings, juveniles and adults.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern HighlandsOrange Known None