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SNOW GUM

Snow gums are a diverse group of Eucalypts found in Australia's high and cold regions. 

SNOW GUM

There are officially three species of Snow Gum recognised in Australia: Eucalyptus lacrimans, pauciflora and gregsoniana. Many other Eucalypt species are sometimes referred to as Snow Gum, however, only the aforementioned species occur in regular snow. The most widespread and well-known species is Eucalyptus pauciflora

Currently, there are six officially recognised subspecies of Eucalyptus pauciflora. 

Eucalyptus coccifera, lacrimans and gregsonianais are rare species not considered subspecies of E. pauciflora. Our research focuses on those Snow Gums occurring above 1400m: 

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. acerina 

  • Eucalyptus coccifera

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei 

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. hedraia

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. lacrimans

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. parvifructa

  • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora 

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila, debeuzevillei,  hedraia and acerina are found above 1600m where winter snow fall is common and the snow gum earns it's name.

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. acerina by Mike Bayly. Licenced CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

 acerina 

The snow gum of the Baw Baw plateau, VIC

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 debeuzevillei 

The snow gum of Namadgi national park, ACT  

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 lacrimans  

The snow gum of Long Plain, NSW

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 parvifructa 

The snow gum of the Mt William Range, VIC

 hedraia 

The snow gum of Falls Creek and Mount Bogong, VIC

Euclyptus Coccifera - Taken in Mt. Field National Park, around 1200m above sea level. CC BY-SA 3.0  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

 coccifera 

The snow gum of the Tasmanian high country

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 gregsonianais 

The snow gum of the Wolgan Valley, NSW

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 niphophila 

The snow gum of Kosciusko national park, NSW

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 pauciflora 

The most widespread snow gum, found from Braidwood to Baw Baw and everywhere (cold enough) inbetween.