Nature conservation

Threatened species

Small-leaved Gum - 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 parvula
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Gazetted date: 11 Dec 2009
Profile last updated: 11 Sep 2019


The Small-leaved Gum is a readily recognisable small tree, often of woodland form with a dense rounded crown. Most trees only produce juvenile and intermediate leaves, which are small and lance-shaped and characteristically occur in opposite pairs. The bark is smooth and mottled greyish brown and orange in clour. The shed bark often hangs in strips from the lower trunk and branches. Buds and fruit are small (fruit less than 5 mm in diameter), stalkless, and borne in clusters of up to seven. Small-leaved Gum closely resembles at a distance the more common Black Sally (E. stellulata).


This species has a very small distribution in the eastern edge of the Monaro, in a narrow 100km strip from Big Badja Mountain (north-east of Cooma) to Nunnock Swamp in South-East Forests National Park, north-east of Bombala.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows at and above an elevation of 1100 m in acidic soil on cold wet grassy flats.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKybeyan-Gourock Known South of Bredbo River
South Eastern HighlandsMonaro Known None