Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus decorticans

Scientific NameEucalyptus decorticans
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Gum-Topped Ironbark
FamilyMyrtaceae

Description

"Tree to 40 m tall. Forming a lignotuber." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

Notes

Within its range, Eucalyptus decorticans may be seen on rises of sandstone, sometimes lateritised. The upper smooth-barked branches, usually white, are noticeable. Care should be taken not to confuse this ironbark with E.melanoleuca and with E.fibrosa. Euclid 4th Ed. linked below will be helpful in this manner.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widespread in south-eastern Queensland, from west of the Drummond Range, east to Monto, south-east to Kingaroy and west of Millmerran with an outlier in the Callide range north of Biloela, always in sandstone hills; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus decorticans | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus decorticans | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus decorticans | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus decorticans | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus decorticans | canopy | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus decorticans | canopy | 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: Oct 10, 2019.

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org:8080/euclid/data/02050e02-0108-490e-8900-0e0601070d00/media/Html/index.htm

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org:8080/euclid/data/02050e02-0108-490e-8900-0e0601070d00/media/Html/Eucalyptus_decorticans.htm

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