Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Scientific NameEucalyptus sideroxylon
Common Name(s)Mugga, Red Ironbark


"Tree to 25 m tall. Forming a lignotuber." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus sideroxylon is usually encountered on poor soils. The inflorescences are often but not always red. The bark is particularly dark and deeply fissured.

Historical Notes


"South-eastern Queensland from Texas to Wallangarra to north of Tara, with scattered occurrences north to Wondai SF, Barakula SF, and an outlier near the Maranoa River, north-west of Injune; also widespread on the western slopes and plains of New South Wales; extending into an adjacent area of Victoria near Chiltern." (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)