Eucalyptus macrorhyncha F.Muell. ex Benth.

Red Stringybark

Fl. Austral. 3: 207 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 35 m tall; bark rough to small branches, stringy. Juvenile leaves initially sessile, opposite for few pairs then petiolate, alternate, elliptic to ovate, undulate, scabrous above and below, to 8 cm long, 5 cm wide, green or blue-green, soon becoming glabrous; adult leaves petiolate, lanceolate, oblique, 9–14 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation moderate, with numerous island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.6 cm long, 7–11-flowered; buds pedicellate, diamond-shaped, to 0.9 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum strongly beaked; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, hemispherical, to 1 cm long, 1.2 cm diam.; disc broad, ascending; valves 3, exserted; seed dark brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal. Flowers Jan.–Jun.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, NSW. Widespread and common on poor, shallow soils in low to moderate rainfall zones from Stawell east to the upper Murray River area. Also east from the Brisbane Range to Mt Coopracambra in East Gippsland.

Distinct among the stringybarks by its beaked buds and large fruits with the massive domed disc.

Presumed hybrids between E. macrorhyncha and E. muelleriana or E. obliqua have been observed in the Warrandyte/Lilydale area (see E. ×brevirostris).

Source: Brooker, M.I.H.; Slee, A.V. (1996). Eucalyptus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus macrorhyncha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus macrorhyncha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory