Eucalyptus bridgesiana

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Apple Box
Eucalyptus bridgesiana in the Australian Capital Territory
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. bridgesiana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus bridgesiana

Eucalyptus bridgesiana, commonly known as Apple Box or But-but, is a medium to large sized tree of the genus Eucalyptus. It occurs in south eastern Australia, typically in grassy woodland and near watercourses around the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range.[1]


The bark of the Apple Box is generally rough and course, with the thinner branches exposing a smooth cream bark. The juvenile leaves are a distinctively glaucous, and ovate in shape. The wood of the Apple Box is soft in comparison to other Eucalypts, and is considered poor for firewood or building timber. However, the honey produced by bees feeding on the small white flowers of the tree is of high quality.[2]

Companion species include Eucalyptus pauciflora, Eucalyptus melliodora and Eucalyptus rubida.

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  1. ^ "Paddock Plants - Apple Box" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales). 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Factsheet - Eucalyptus bridgesiana". Retrieved 2014-02-01.