"Tree to 12 m tall, rarely a mallee." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)
Among other places, Eucalyptus persistens is a useful box species for mining rehabilitation in central-northern parts of the Bowen Basin, Queensland.
"Central-eastern Queensland from north of Clermont almost to Georgetown and from Hughenden to Mingela; also from Birricannia south-south-east of Hughenden and north to Laura; endemic. The subspecies tardecidens has recently been raised to species rank as E. tardecidens." (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: Dec 27, 2020.
Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)