|Common Name(s)||Grey Gum|
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.
"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)
EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: Oct 1 2019.
Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)