Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus longirostrata

Scientific NameEucalyptus longirostrata
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Grey Gum
FamilyMyrtaceae

Description

"Tree to 30 m tall. Lignotuber absent." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

"Eucalyptus longirostrata can be easily separated from all the other grey-gums by its long, distinctly beaked operculum." (Euclid 4th Ed.)

Notes

We encounter this eucalypt on elevated terrain on laterite or near watercourses in eucalypt open forest where it is first noticed by its bark colouration. People who are working around this Eucalyptus species will need to distinguish it from other Grey Gums. Eucalyptus punctata is very similar, both being large-fruited. Observations during flowering are most informative. "Eucalyptus longirostrata can be easily separated from all the other grey-gums by its long, distinctly beaked operculum." (Euclid 4th Ed.)

The height of this tree makes seed collection difficult whilst the dense clusters of large fruit do yield a great deal of seed.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widespread in south-eastern Queenslandfrom north of Toowoomba to Monto, the Expedition Range and the Blackdown Tableland, also west to Gurulmundi on the Great Dividing Range; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus longirostrata | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus longirostrata | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus longirostrata | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus longirostrata | upper trunk | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus longirostrata | buds | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus longirostrata | fruit | 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 1 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_longirostrata.htm

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