Narrow leaved ironbark
Eucalyptus crebra, Fam. Myrtaceae
A medium tree to about 25m with a straight trunk and an open canopy. The bark is grey to black, hard and deeply furrowed, persistent to the small branches.
|Form or habit:||Med tree|
Adult leaves alternate, narrow-lanceolate, up to 15 x 1.5cm, concolourous, dull green to blue-green.
|Flower description:||Terminal panicles of white flowers, buds club to diamond shaped, bud caps conical to hemispherical. May to August.|
|Fruit description:||Green turning brown capsules, ovoid to hemispherical to cup-shaped, up to 0.7 x 0.6cm, valves at or below the rim.|
|Habitat:||Open forest, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales.|
|Food source for:||It is one of the preferred fodder species of the koala. Flowers and/or nectar eaten by the squirrel glider, black and grey headed flying foxes, crimson rosella, little lorikeet, red wattlebird, noisy friarbird and regent honeyeater. Seed eaten by the galah and eastern rosella. Larval food plant of the moth Plectophila thrasycosma.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Grow from seed. It is a good honey species and a good source of pollen. The kino has been used to treat diarrhoea. Timber is dark red, heavy, hard, strong and extremely durable.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|