Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubilis

Scientific NameEucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubilis
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Dusky-Leaved Ironbark, Blue-Leaved 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

Distinct from the subsp. fibrosa due to its grey-green to glaucous leaves (bluish crown). Occasionally requested for revegetation work. Once again the bark is often softer or fibrous when compared with other ironbarks. For a time the subspecies name was changed to nubila, however it has now reverted to nubilis as it was originally named by Maiden and Blakely.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"...occuring as far as the Chesterton Range, to the west of Miles and the west of Inglewood in south-eastern Queensland;also the northern tablelands of New South Wales,..." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

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

Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubilis | habit, habitat | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubilis | leaves | 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: Oct13, 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._nubilis.htm Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)