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Threatened species

Silver-Leaf Candlebark - profile

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: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


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.


Known only from Mt Canobolas near Orange. Found chiefly between 1100-1300m, but can occur down to 1000m and above 1300m. The species predominantly occurs in the Mt Canobolas State Recreation Area.

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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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

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