Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus robusta

Scientific NameEucalyptus robusta
Common Name(s)Swamp Mahogany, Swamp Messmate


"Tree to 30 m tall. Lignotuber absent." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus robusta occurs on coastal, swampy sites and therefore sees relatively limited demand in rehabilitation. Some seed demand has been indicated from overseas for timber plantation work.

The rugged, fibrous bark and relatively large leaves distinguish it from other surrounding Eucalyptus spp.

E. robusta is a member of the red mahogany group which includes many important timber species.

Historical Notes


"Coastal New South Wales and widely distributed on the Queensland coast to north-west of Bundaberg including North Stradbroke, Moreton and Fraser Islands; also north of Yeppoon; favouring swamps." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

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