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.
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