Size: A typical ironbark tree to 10m.
Distribution: Severely restricted to Mt Stuart and
several other mountain ranges just south and west of Townsville. As a consequence its conservation status is listed
Leaves: Lanceolate, dull green and
Leaves: The new leaves are ovate, glaucous and distinctly grey
green, hence the species name. These easily distinguish it from Eucalyptus crebra which is more commonly
distributed on the coastal plains.
Bark: Hard, black, furrowed persistent
Buds: Egg shaped, cap shed on
Flower: White, disc shaped, in clusters of 3-7,
each with many thread like stamens.
For a full
description of this species and its status see "Rare and Threatened Plants of the Townsville Thuringowa Region" by
Greg Calvert, Con Lokkers and Russell Cumming, 2005.