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Threatened species

Wallangarra White 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 scoparia
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Gazetted date: 23 Aug 2002
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


A small tree to 15 m tall with smooth, powdery white to pale grey bark. The adult leaves are shiny green, 10 - 15 cm long and 6 - 10 mm wide. The flower buds are oval-shaped with a conical cap, and the small gumnuts are oval-shaped, 4-5 mm long and wide. Ths canopy is often open and pendulous.


In NSW it is known from only three locations near Tenterfield, including Bald Rock National Park. In Queensland it is equally rare, occurring at three sites on the Stanthorp Plateau including one population in Girrawween National Park. Only one Queensland population has more than a dozen trees.

Habitat and ecology

  • Found in open eucalypt forest, woodland and heaths on well-drained granite/rhyolite hilltops, slopes and rocky outcrops, typically at high altitudes.
  • At lower elevations can occur in less rocky soils in damp situations.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsStanthorpe Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsTenterfield Plateau Known None
Other StateQLD Known None