Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus cambageana

Scientific NameEucalyptus cambageana
Common Name(s)Dawson River Blackbutt, Dawson Gum, Blackbutt


"Tree to 25 m tall." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Despite descriptions as a medium size tree, seed collectors will be daunted by the scale of Eucalyptus cambageana in many locations, especially where clearing has reduced competition or where soils are fertile such as in cropping districts. Seed may be often be out of reach without cherry pickers or rifles. In some places however, it competes in woodland settings and may be smaller and more numerous. Seed production, as for many boxes is not so generous, however in flood years it may hold several crops of more productive capsules.

Eucalyptus cambageana is a commonly requested species for mine rehabilitation in central Queensland.

Historical Notes


"Mainly of central-eastern Queensland, from Charters Towers south almost to Tambo and east to Biloela; also north and west of Charleville, in the Taroom district, and south of Rockhampton; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus cambageana | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: March 11, 2021.


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