EPBC Status: Endangered
SPRAT Species Profile: Eucalyptus crenulata — Silver Gum
Found in: South-central Victoria
Main threats: Hybridisation, waterlogging and changes to hydrology, invasive weeds and pathogens, insect attack and grazing
The silver gum occurs naturally at only 2 sites in central Victoria with less than 670 plants remaining in the wild. The species is a relic of the cooler climate eucalypts that were once widespread in southern Australia when temperatures were much cooler. It is also grown as an ornamental tree due to its attractive flowers and foliage.
- Protect existing populations from weed invasion, disease and wildfire
- Work with landholders to secure populations occurring on private land
Photo credits: © M. Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens