Nature conservation

Threatened species

Suggan Buggan Mallee - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Eucalyptus saxatilis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 16 Aug 2018


The Suggan Buggan Mallee is a multi-stemmed, small tree to 10 m tall, with a relatively sparse canopy. It has smooth, yellow-orange to grey or grey-green bark. The juvenile leaves are opposite and stalkless; the adult leaves are alternate and blue-grey. The fruit and buds are in clusters of three, and have a whitish bloom. The fruit is distinctly bell shaped.


The Suggan Buggan Mallee is currently known from ten populations in NSW and Victoria. In NSW it is confined to the Lower Snowy area of Kosciuszko National Park. Two populations occur south of Running Water Creek, one on Black Jack Mountain, one near Windmill Hill and two near Kangaroo Ground Creek.

Habitat and ecology

  • The species can grow as pure stands, surrounded by eucalypt woodland. The species grows adjacent to Long-leaved, Bundy Box woodland and Red Stringybark (E. goniocalyx, E. nortonii and E. macroryncha).
  • At all sites in NSW this species is associated with rocky outcrops and cliff areas with shallow soils, at elevations between 720 and 1000 m.
  • Flowers in autumn and winter.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Australian AlpsSnowy Mountains Known None
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None