Nature conservation

Threatened species

Square-fruited Ironbark - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Eucalyptus tetrapleura
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2021


This tree may grow to over 30 m tall but is usually smaller than other ironbarks. The deeply furrowed bark is dark brown or black and extends to the small branches. It is more flaky than the typically hard bark of other ironbarks. Adult leaves are up to 20 cm long, curved and dull green on both sides. The four-angled buds have distinctively small caps that protrude at the end. The 1 cm long, conical or pear-shaped fruits also have four angles.


Endemic to an area of the north coast between Halfway Creek and Gibberagee State Forest 

Habitat and ecology

  • Dry or moist eucalypt forest and woodlands on sandstone to clay soils..

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastYuraygir Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known None