Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus cloeziana

Scientific NameEucalyptus cloeziana
Common Name(s)Gympie Messmate, Dead Finish


"Tree occasionally to 55 m tall but more commonly 10–25 m tall. Forming a lignotuber." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus cloeziana is usually a tall forest tree on deeper soils (often coastal) and a eucalyptus woodland tree of lesser stature elsewhere. On occasion it has been required in revegetation although best known as a timber plantation subject. The fruit do form in large clusters which stand out to the seed collector however height is often a considerable obstacle unless the harvesting method is by rifle.

Historical Notes


"Widespread but scattered in Queensland particularly from east of Tambo to Mundubbera and Gympie, and from west of Townsville to west of Cooktown with some isolated occurrences in between; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

References and Related Links

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: Oct13, 2019.


http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org:8080/euclid/data/02050e02-0108-490e-8900-0e0601070d00/media/Html/Eucalyptus_cloeziana.htm M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)