Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus decorticans

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


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


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


"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)

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.



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