Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus melanoleuca

Scientific NameEucalyptus melanoleuca
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Yarraman ironbark, Nanango Ironbark
FamilyMyrtaceae

Description

"Tree to 30 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Ironbark, dark grey to black." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

Notes

We interact with this species also near Proston and Monogorilby on laterite. It also occurs on laterite in the Nanango, Yarraman districts. In these areas there is little original tree cover and the remaining specimens are moderately tall, robust trees with substantial trunks and bark of very dark colouration, almost black. The smaller branches have whitish, smooth bark.

Eucalyptus melanoleuca may co-occur with Eucalyptus decorticans (eg at Abbeywood, Qld) which also has smooth bark and the two have been confused. For a treatement on various ironbark species which could be confused with E.melanoleuca please consult Euclid, 4th Ed., website addresses for which are referenced below.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Blackdown Tableland and scattered in south-east Queensland, notably the Nanango-Yarraman district, and a few small scattered occurrences including Inglewood, Surat and the Binjour Plateau and southwards; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus melanoleuca | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus melanoleuca | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melanoleuca | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melanoleuca | inflorescence, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melanoleuca | leaves, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melanoleuca | Edaphic site examples (laterite) | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melanoleuca | seed, chaff | 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 5, 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_melanoleuca.htm

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