Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus cloeziana (Gympie Messmate)


Eucalyptus cloeziana photo
Gympie messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana). Hinchinbrook island, QLD

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Eucalyptus cloeziana photo
Eucalyptus cloeziana, multi-trunk specimen at Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Melbourne

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Eucalyptus cloeziana, leaves and fruit

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Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus cloeziana. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20cloeziana Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



GYMPIE MESSMATE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus cloeziana in Australia

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


Common Name
Gympie Messmate

Description
The Gympie Messmate is a tree to 55 m. Bark longitudinally fissured or tessellated, brown, grey or grey-yellow on trunk and sometimes on larger branches; smaller branches smooth, grey-white or yellow. Juvenile leaves ovate or broadly lanceolate. Adult leaves narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate; lamina 8-13 cm long, 1-3 cm wide; lateral veins just visible, at 40° -50° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole flattened, 10-15 mm long. Peduncle terete or angular, 5-10 mm long; pedicels 1-4 mm long. Operculum hemispherical or conical, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium hemispherical, 2-4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits 5-10 mm long, 6-12 mm wide.

Habitat
Grows in open forest and woodland, often dominant, on plateaus, tablelands and slopes.

Distribution
Occurs in several disjunct areas including Hinchinbrook Is., from near Cooktown southwards to near Gympie, Qld.

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



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:cloeziana
Common Name:Gympie Messmate


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
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  Eucalyptus bancroftii
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  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
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  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
  Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea
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