scale bar = 1cm.
Red Box - native (Eucalyptus polyanthemos)
Red Box is very common in the central goldfields forests.
Recognise Red Box by:
- the finely fibrous bark which extends to the small branches
- the broad adult leaves; they are much broader than those of other box eucalypts
- the juvenile leaves, which are almost circular, stalked, and not in opposite pairs; they are usually bluish-green
- the buds and fruit, which are in small sprays, mostly held outside the foliage.
The box bark and broad, almost circular adult leaves make this an easy tree to recognise. The timber is a reddish colour (hence "Red Box").