Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus argophloia

Scientific NameEucalyptus argophloia
Common Name(s)Queensland Western White Gum, Burncluith Gum, Chinchilla White Gum


"Tree to 30 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Bark smooth throughout, sometimes with thin flakes or strips of decorticating bark persisting on the lower trunk. Smooth bark grey or reddish grey or brown over white to creamy-white to yellow." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus argophloia can be a striking tree, the smooth bark sometimes streaked with brilliant shades of white may contrast with the Australian blue sky. It is related to the boxes and ironbarks, nonetheless it is visually distinct from these while sharing the generally small fruit size. The seed is used at times in revegetation projects. Chinchilla White Gum has relatively straight form and a hard, durable timber. It is now grown in many timber plantations in Queensland.

"Western white gum is classified as ‘vulnerable’ under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 and consequently it is not harvested from its very restricted, endemic distribution in Queensland." (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2013)

Historical Notes


"South-eastern Queensland; endemic to a small area north-east of Chinchilla, including Burncluith, Pelican, and Burra Burri; on heavy clay soils." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus argophloia | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus argophloia | habit, habitat | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus argophloia | habit, habitat | Queensland Native Seeds

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