Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus siderophloia

Scientific NameEucalyptus siderophloia
Common Name(s)Grey Ironbark


"Tree to 20 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Ironbark to small branches, grey or black, hard, deeply furrowed." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus siderophloia has been required for propagation in nurseries more so than any direct sowing revegetation work. The height of the tree often causes difficulty when approaching for seed collection. The seed yields are fair being comparable with the Narrow-Leaved Ironbark, E. crebra. Within its range this taxon may be confused with several other ironbarks however light can be shed on this in the treatment of E. siderophloia from Euclid, 4th Ed. linked below.

Historical Notes


"The coastal plains and nearby foothills from the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales northwards to north of Bundaberg in south-eastern Queensland, extending inland to Yarraman, and an outlier at Manypeaks south-west of Miriam Vale." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

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)