Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Eucalyptus xanthoclada

Myrtaceae

 


Form and Size: A medium tree to 20m tall

Distribution: An area centred on Charters Towers and extending from south of Townsville
to the Burra Range west of Pentland, north Qld

Adult Leaves: Narrowly lance-shaped, lance-shaped or sickle-shaped, light green, dull to slightly glossy, veins dense, 12-15cm x 1-2cm

Bark: Blackish ironbark, hard, furrowed; smaller branchlets conspicuously yellow

Buds: Egg-shaped, to 0.7cm long x 0.4cm wide; cap rounded, narrower than the base (resembles an egg in an egg-cup)

Flowers: Creamy-white; borne in clusters of 7

Flowering Period: August to September

Fruit: Capsules, cup-shaped, rim thick, to 0.8cm x 0.8cm; valves 3 or 4, about level

Distinguishing Features: May be distinguished from E. drepanophylla by the distinctly yellow branchlets
and the distinctively narrower bud caps

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed