Eucalyptus moluccana

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Grey box, gum-topped box
Eucalyptus molucanna.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
E. moluccana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus moluccana
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E. moluccana, field distribution

Eucalyptus moluccana, commonly known as the grey box or gum-topped box, is a medium-sized to occasionally tall tree with rough, persistent bark on the lower trunk, shedding above to leave a smooth whitish or light grey, sometimes shiny surface.


The adult leaves are stalked, broad lanceolate to lanceolate, to 14 x 3.5 cm in length, glossy, green, flat or undulate, with numerous oil glands.[1]

The white flowers appear in mid summer to mid autumn.


Distribution is widespread on the coastal plains and ranges northwards from Jervis Bay in New South Wales to the area between Rockhampton and Mackay in Queensland, then with a substantial gap to the northern occurrences in the ranges from west of Paluma to the southern part of the Atherton Tableland; also two small disjunct patches east of Clermont near Eungella Dam.[2]



  1. ^ Brooker, M. I. H. (2000). "A new classification of the genus Eucalyptus". Australian Systematic Botany. CSIRO Publishing. 13 (1): 79–148. doi:10.1071/sb98008. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. Field Guide to Eucalyptus, Bloomings, Melbourne 2001