Snappy Gum

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus leucophloia subsp euroa

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Attractive Garden Tree: Its distinctive smooth white bark and occasional waxy blue young stems and leaves make it an attractive garden specimen. Although often growing in tree form, this species sometimes occurs in a mallee form growing up to 7m high. It grows on gravelly soils or stony rises around Tennant Creek and eastwards toward the Mt Isa region of Qld. Medicinal: The inner bark is used by Aboriginal people to treat a range of ailments.