Eucalyptus populnea

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Eucalyptus populnea
Eucalyptus populnea leaf.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. populnea
Binomial name
Eucalyptus populnea
F. Muell.

Eucalyptus populnea, commonly known as Poplar box or Bimble box is an endemic tree of Australia. It is found in central and coastal Queensland to northern New South Wales. It can reach up to 25 metrres tall and forms extensive open-forest communities in arid and sem-arid regions. The species is characterised by glossy, rounded dark green leaves and fibrous rough grey bark on the trunk and larger branches. In the north of its range the species intergrades with the closely related E. brownii which is very similar in appearance with more lanceolate leaves.

E. populnea commonly forms stands with other species such as mulga and Eremophila mitchellii.

E. populnea coastal Central Queensland.


Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. Field Guide to Eucalyptus, Bloomings, Melbourne 2001