Common names include Waterhousea, Weeping Lilly Pilly, Satin Ash, and Large-leaved Water Gum. Waterhousea after Frederick George Waterhouse, South Australian museum curator. Floribunda means profusely flowering. 

Photo: Robert Whyte

Local Importance

This is a dominant tree species along many Enoggera Creek banks. It forms a beautiful canopy, produces deep shade and its roots stabilise creek banks. The loss of these trees, especially due to clearing after the 1974 floods has led to the degradation of many sections of Enoggera Creek. It is now known that the clearing was counterproductive and does nothing to help flood mitigation. In fact it causes erosion, which makes things much worse.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Featured Image

This ancient Waterhousea is one of many on Enoggera Creek bank at Walton Bridge Reserve.

Photo: Anne Jones