Thursday, 2 February 2012

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 7

Eucalyptus melliodora, commonly known as Yellow Box, is a medium sized to occasionally tall eucalypt. The bark is variable ranging from smooth with an irregular, short stocking, to covering most of the trunk, fibrous, dense or loosely held, grey, yellow or red-brown. Leaves are stalked, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, to 14 x 1.8 cm, light green or slate grey. 


The tree is widely distributed on the eastern plains and tablelands from western Victoria, New South Wales to south-central Queensland. E. melliodora is considered to be the best native tree for honey production, the honey produced has a delightful golden colour and an excellent taste. The timber is pale brown, dense and heavy (about 1100 kg/m3), resistant to decay and has been used for sleepers, posts, poles and bridges. It is not known as a furniture timber. One often sees this tree planted in Melbourne, in parks, streets and gardens, but of course it is often met with in the countryside and in the bush.


This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.




12 comments:

  1. Such a pretty little 'star like' flower that saves this eucalyptus from being a bit plain. Beautifully shown Nick.

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  2. I love those little flowers. Beautiful!

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  3. Oh, they are delightful and so lovely! They do look like little stars! Wonderful captures, Nick.

    Sylvia

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  4. great post and lovely shots :)

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  5. Great efforts to have them in the cities !

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  6. we have some similar flowers but on some kind of grass. :)

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  7. I like the mix of green and white. I think my flowers are confused with the mild weather we are having. I hope they will still bloom this spring.

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  8. de belles fleurs dans la rue, et puis ca nous change ici il fait froid et les arbres hibernent

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  9. I had a eucalyptus tree in the garden which I kept pruned to no more than 3 m and some years less. It died in the bitter winter we had last year. The stump is still there, perhaps it'll recover?

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  10. Such pretty little flowers - haven't noticed them around here, but I would have to actually look it up to be sure. Thanks for the info you provided:)

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  11. Does it have a scent too? We have some imported Eucalyptus planted on center islands of the streets and i love the barks too. I wish you have also posted the bark of that! thanks.

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  12. Beautiful Photos! I especially love how you have captured the bees as well!

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