Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa

Scientific NameEucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Red Ironbark, Broad-Leaved Ironbark, Broad-Leaved Red Ironbark
FamilyMyrtaceae

Description

"Tree to 35 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Ironbark throughout, hard or soft, sometimes flaky, grey, black, grey-brown; oil glands sometimes present in pith of branchlets. " (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

Notes

Distinguished from Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubila which has glaucous buds and fruit, and also blue-green to grey-green or glaucous leaves. There are many ironbark species which can be confused with Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa however its often fibrous, softer bark can be helpful. If intending to work with the species a study of these and many other similar ironbarks should be made from Euclid, 4th Ed. or from Field Guide to Eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn.

For the seed collector this species can be problematic due to its height in some settings and far more amenable in others. It produces seed in reasonable quantities after good rainfall. In many instances and like many other ironbarks the ripening period is from late Summer onwards.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widely distributed along the coast and inland slopes and plains of New South Wales and Queensland as far north as Cooktown and inland to Einasleigh, Pentland, Alpha, Mitchell and Goondiwindi.” (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | drying in tunnelhouse | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | trunk, canopy | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. fibrosa | Edaphic site examples (shallow soils, decomposing Paleozoic metamorphics) | 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 4, 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_fibrosa_subsp._fibrosa.htm

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