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Species profile—Eucalyptus raveretiana (black ironbox)

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Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → MyrtaceaeEucalyptus raveretiana (black ironbox)

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Myrtaceae
Scientific name
Eucalyptus raveretiana F.Muell.
Common name
black ironbox
WildNet taxon ID
14554
Alternate name(s)
black iron box
thozet's box
Thozets box
ironwood box
coastal coolibah
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Eucalyptus raveretiana is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 30m tall. The pith (spongy inner contents) of the branchlets is glandular. The rough bark is thick, longitudinally fissured and coloured grey over brown and sometimes extends onto the base of the larger branches and most branches are a smooth blue or grey colour. The juvenile leaves are ovate in shape and measure up to 10cm long by 3cm wide, opposite for a few pairs and then alternating. The adult leaves are lance-shaped to ovate, 8-15cm long by 1-3cm wide and arranged alternately. The upper leaf surface is dull, dark bluish green, with the underside much paler.
The white flowers are grouped into multi-branched clusters at the end of the branchlets. Mature flower buds are 3-4mm long by 1-2mm wide and have a cone-shaped cap. The seed capsules are hemispherical, about 2mm long by 2mm in diameter and have 3-4 exserted valves, extending well above the body of the capsule. The seeds are ellipse-shaped, brown and smooth to very shallowly reticulate. (Brooker & Kleinig 1994; Halford 1997; DEWHA 2008)
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Distribution
Eucalyptus raveretiana occurs in scattered and disjunct populations in central coastal and sub-coastal Queensland, from Charters Towers and Ayr, and south to Rockhampton. (Halford 1997; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-19.7734482, 146.4399841
-23.5428546, 150.5844087
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Eucalyptus raveretiana grows along watercourses and occasionally on river flats. It occurs in open forest or woodland communities. The species prefers sites with moderately fertile soil and adequate sub-soil moisture. The alluvial soils in which it grows are sands, loams, light clays or cracking clays. (Halford 1997)
Behaviour
Young Eucalyptus raveretiana trees are fast growing. (Halford 1997)
Reproduction
Eucalyptus raveretiana has been recorded in flower from December to March. (Halford 1997)
Notes
Contributors: Jan A. Abbotts 23/01/2002; Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
References
Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. (1994). Field guide to Eucalypts: Volume 3, Northern Australia. Inkata Press, Sydney.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Eucalyptus raveretiana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 24/09/2008. http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat
Halford, D. (1997). Eucalyptus raveretiana, in Species Management Manual. Department of Natural Resources, Brisbane.
Herbrecs (2008). Eucalyptus raveretiana, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 24/09/2008.
Profile author
Tony Bean (27/01/2009)

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=14554

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
7 September 2021
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