Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus miniata (Darwin Woollybutt)

Eucalyptus miniata photo
Eucalyptus miniata, Yambarran plateau, Victoria Bonaparte, Northern Territory

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Eucalyptus miniata photo
Eucalyptus Miniata Flowers

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Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus miniata. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus miniata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Darwin Woollybutt

The Darwin Woollybutt is a tree to 30 m. Bark ąstringy, spongy, fissured, grey or rusty red for 1/4-1/2 of height, then smooth and white above. Juvenile leaves ovate, green, stellate hairy. Adult leaves sometimes falcate, acute or acuminate; lamina 9-16 cm long, 1-3.5 cm wide, green, discolorous; lateral veins distinct, at 45° -65° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole flattened, 12-20 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angled, 12-35 mm long; pedicels absent or to 5 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, striate or ribbed, glaucous; operculum hemispherical to conical, 8-13 mm long, 10-12 mm wide; hypanthium truncate-ovoid, 10-12 mm long and wide. Fruits ovoid to urceolate, sometimes glaucous, often sessile, 30-60 mm long, 17-50 mm wide, usually prominently ribbed; valves 3. Seeds cuboid.

Usually found in sandy or lateritic soil in open forest or woodland.

Occurs widely in the Kimberley, W.A., northern N.T., and southern Cape York Peninsula, Qld.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 15m - 25m
Spread: 10m - 20m

Common Name:Darwin Woollybutt

Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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