Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubilis

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


"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.)


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


"...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)

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