Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Scientific NameEucalyptus camaldulensis
Common Name(s)Red River Gum


"Tree to 45 m tall. Lignotuber often absent. Bark smooth to small branches or with a few rough loose grey basal slabs; smooth bark white, cream and pale grey with yellow, pink or brown patches." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus camaldulensis is another of the red gums heavily utilised within mined land rehabilitation where saline spoils may be problematic. To this end we have an interest in its natural tolerance to salinity.

Seed collection from this species is made easier by its habit of setting seed more frequently than many other Eucalypts possibly explained by its preference for well watered sites. Reasonable volumes may be harvested from an individual tree. Accessibility is good due to its distribution which includes vast, quiet expanses of the inland.

Eucalyptus camaldulensis contains many subspecies. The subspecies, acuta, camaldulensis and obtusa will be covered here later.

Historical Notes


"Eucalyptus camaldulensis is the most widespread species of eucalypt in Australia occurring in every mainland State. It is notably a tree of riverine sites whether of permanent or seasonal water." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

References and Related Links

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: Sept 27, 2019




Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)