Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus eugenioides (Thin-leaved Stringybark)

Eucalyptus eugenioides photo
Eucalyptus eugenioides growing in the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Photograph by Murray Fagg. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus eugenioides. 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 eugenioides in Australia

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

Common Name
Thin-leaved Stringybark

The Thin-leaved Stringybark is a tree to 30 m. Bark grey to brown. Juvenile leaves narrowly ovate, dark green, discolorous. Adult leaves lanceolate, acuminate; lamina 10-14 cm long, 2.5-3.3 cm wide, green, concolorous or slightly discolorous; lateral veins faint, at 20° -30° ; intramarginal vein up to 3 mm from margin; petiole channelled, 10-17 mm long. Umbels 7-11-flowered, sometimes more; peduncle angular or flattened, 6-16 mm long; pedicels 1-5 mm long, sometimes absent. Buds fusiform; operculum conical, 2-4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical, globular or subglobular, 4-8 mm long, 5-9 mm wide; disc broad, just descending, level, convex, or slightly ascending; valves 3 or 4, included, level or exserted.

Grows on hills or undulating country, in open forest.

Occurs from south-eastern Qld through the tableland and coastal areas of N.S.W. almost to the Vic. border.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 15m - 25m
Spread: 8m - 12m

Common Name:Thin-leaved Stringybark

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  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 forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
  Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea
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