Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus orgadophila

Scientific NameEucalyptus orgadophila
Common Name(s)Mountain Coolibah


"Tree to 20 m tall. Forming a lignotuber." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus orgadophila is demanded for central Queensland mine rehabilitation purposes a little more than its seed availability permits. Despite having a relatively large capsule it is a box species and lower seed volumes are the norm for this category. Within the range of the taxon, rainfall years of any note are well spread apart which also contributes to this problem. Otherwise, the relatively low height and scraggly habit of this tree make it easily accessible to seed collectors with pole saws or cherry pickers.

We observe and work with E. orgadophila throughout Queensland, mostly in south-eastern Queensland where it grows on undulating basalt country, often on rocky hill tops and slopes, also on plains.

Historical Notes


"Disjunct and widespread in eastern Queensland, common from north of Roma towards Collinsville and west of Emerald towards Alpha; also from Warwick to north of Dalby, between Surat and Westmar and from north of Charters Towers to Conjuboy; endemic; usually on heavy clay soils." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus orgadophila | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus orgadophila | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus orgadophila | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus orgadophila | 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 24, 2019.


http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org:8080/euclid/data/02050e02-0108-490e-8900-0e0601070d00/media/Html/Eucalyptus_orgadophila.htm Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)