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Threatened species

Silver-leafed 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 pulverulenta
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 21 Sep 2021


The Silver-leafed Gum is a distinctive, straggly mallee or small tree that grows to about 10 m tall. The bark is smooth and grey or bronze, shedding in long strips. The tree is distinctive because of its round, stalkless, paired, waxy, blue-green juvenile leaves, 5 cm long and wide, which are characteristically retained on mature plants. Only rarely are adult leaves produced, these being stalked, lance-shaped and up to 10 cm x 2 cm. The buds occur in clusters of 3 and the large cream-coloured flowers are produced from September to November. The flowers are followed by large gumnuts.


The Silver-leafed Gum is found in two quite separate areas, the Lithgow to Bathurst area and the Monaro (Bredbo to Bombala).

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in shallow soils as an understorey plant in open forest, typically dominated by Brittle Gum (Eucalyptus mannifera), Red Stringybark (E. macrorhynca), Broad-leafed Peppermint (E. dives), Silvertop Ash (E. sieberi) and Apple Box (E. bridgesiana).

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Predicted None
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Known None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Known None
South Eastern HighlandsHill End Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKybeyan-Gourock Known South of Tinderry Range
South Eastern HighlandsMonaro Known South of Tinderry Range
South Eastern HighlandsOberon Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None