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Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. divaricata


Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. divaricatamiena cider gum

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Myrtales, Myrtaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Endangered
Found only in Tasmania
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.


Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. divaricata Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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  • The peak flowering period of this small to medium sized umbrageous tree is from December to January, though it may be identified at any time of year using a combination of distinguishing features, including capsule characters. Being part of a continuum involving Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. gunnii and Eucalyptus archeri, the taxon is morphologically variable, with the most differentiated forms found at the edges of frost hollows where environmental conditions are harshest.
  • Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. divaricata occurs as grassy open woodland at the exposed edges of treeless flats or hollows (frost hollows) around the Great Lake region on the Central Plateau. Sites occur on Jurassic dolerite and tend to be poorly drained and prone to frost. The recorded altitude range is 865 to 1150 m above sea level.

Helping the species

Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation






Changing water flow / quality

Use of chemicals


Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​