|BRIEF DESCRIPTION A medium sized to tall tree usually 20-30 m in height, while the trunk may reach a diameter of 60-120 cm. The trunk is often straight and 1/2 or more of the tree height. The branches of the crown are numerous and often erect, while the foliage is moderately dense. Heartwood light brown, with fine uniform texture and generally interlocked grain, very hard, strong, termite-resistant and very durable. USES The wood is used for heavy engineering construction, poles, posts, crossarms and railway sleepers. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Grey box, Gum-topped box. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: E. hemiphloia. In Australia, the tree occurs naturally within the latitudinal range of 17.2-35°S at altitudes between sea level and 1100 m. Grey box are mainly found on plains and undulating country or in open valleys close to the coast.
|SOURCES (Eucalyptus moluccana Roxb.)
Boland D 1984 pp 508-509 [TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, DRA, TEXT, FER, DEP, USE]