Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus punctata

Scientific NameEucalyptus punctata
Common Name(s)Large-Fruited Grey Gum


"Tree to 35 m tall. Lignotuber absent." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


The bark colouration of Eucalytpus puntata differs a little from E. propinqua usually by the addition of, or increase in heavy grey shades besides the orange and cream. The fruit is larger and closer in size to that of E. longirostrata versus E. propinqua and E. major. The seed production is very generous for whatever material can be gained, however approachability is sometimes poor due to the height of the lowest branches. We observe this species along the Jimna Range where it is common in eucalypt forest bordering Araucaria scrubs. Demand for seed exists mainly in NSW where its distribution along coastal ranges is more extensive.

Historical Notes


"Medium-sized tree of the coastal ranges of northern New South Wales, extending into adjacent areas of south-eastern Queensland including Mount Tamborine, the Lamington and Mt Barney National Parks and to the north of Toowoomba, also west of Caboolture and in the Jimna-Kilkivan area, west of Gympie;" (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus punctata | 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 26, 2019.



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