The Swamp Stringybark is a mallee or small tree that grows to 12 m tall. The bark is persistent almost throughout, coarsely fibrous and furrowed and is grey to brownish in colour. Branches are smooth and white and less than 2 cm in diameter. The adult leaves are lance-shaped or elliptical, 13-30 mm wide, not pendulous, the same colour on both sides. The flowers are formed in the leaf axils, in groups of 13-20 and flower buds are egg-shaped, 5-8 mm long, without stalks. The fruit is cup-shaped, 3.5-6 mm long, with 3 cavities and the valves are below rim level.
swamp stringybark |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus conglomerata
The main potential threats to the species are impacts from adjacent uses where the populations adjoin urban areas or other developed land effects of nutrient laden and polluted run off weed infestations such as Groundsel Bush (Baccharis halimifolia) and exotic grasses and too frequent burning (Drake; 1995).