scale bar = 1cm.
Grey Box - native (Eucalyptus microcarpa)
Grey Box is very common and widespread in the goldfields forests and on the plains of central Victoria.
Recognise Grey Box from
- the buds and fruit
- the almost kite-shaped, stalked juvenile leaves
- the finely-fibrous, grey bark on the trunk
- the erect habit and typical y-shape of the main branches.
- the smooth uppermost branches.
Grey Box is most common on the alluvial flats and forest flats, often growing with Yellow Gum.
Both of these two species have a similar growth habit - they are erect with usually Y-shaped branches.
1: Buds. 2: Fruit. 3: The prisoner tree in Goldsmith Crescent. Castlemaine.
5: Grey Box. Culcairn. 6: Sapling Grey Box. Crusoe Reservoir, Kangaroo Flat.
7: Firewood area. Wattle Flat. Most of the other trees were removed, leaving Grey Box. 8: Grey Box. Railway Track (at the tip turnoff), Maldon.
9: Juvenile leaves. 10. Copse. Lockwood Road, Maldon.