Eucalyptus cladocalyx F.Muell.
Linnaea 25:388 (1853)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 20 November 2007

Tree, to 15 m high, bark smooth, mottled grey. Shelly sand over clay, brown clay loam. Flats and gentle slopes.

Distribution

IMCRA Regions: Eyre, St Vincent Gulf.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 21 December 2017

General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Explosive, wind, water. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Lacks a lignotuber. Can resprout from epicormic buds. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Short, days-1 year. Fire response. Mature plants can resprout from epicormic buds. Prolific germination of seed follows fire.

Additional information. Origin. South eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Windbreaks, garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out seedlings or smaller saplings, ensuring removal of all roots. For mature trees or for saplings too big to hand pull apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (‘basal bark’) or cut and paint the cut stump immediately with 100% glyphosate or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. For any re sprouting foliar spray with 1.5 % glyphosate or 4mL/1L triclopyr. Alternatively cut down the tree then remove the stumps to a depth of 300 mm below ground level to prevent re-sprouting. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering Y Y Y O               O  
Optimum Treatment O O O O O O O O O O O O  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

  • Brooker, M.I.H., Slee, A.V., Connors, J.R. & Duffy, S.M. (2002) EUCLID Second Edition. Eucalypts of Southern Australia. CSIRO, Collingwood.
  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • Muyt, A. (2001) Bush invaders of South-East Australia: A guide to the identification and control of environmental weeds found in South-East Australia. R.G. & F.J. Richardson, Melbourne.
  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • Ruthrof, K.X. (2001) Comparative ecology of an invasive eucalypt (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) and two endemic eucalypts (E. gomphocephala and E. marginata) in an urban bushland in south-western Australia. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Western Australia.
  • Ruthrof, K.X., Loneragan, W.A. & Yates, C.J. (2003) Comparative population dynamics of Eucalyptus cladocalyx in its native habitat and as an invasive species in an urban bushland in south-western Australia. Diversity and Distributions, 9 (6): 469-483.

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