Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus melliodora

Scientific NameEucalyptus melliodora
Common Name(s)Yellow Box, Honey Box


"Tree to 30 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Bark fibrous or thin flakes held in variable amounts on trunk, sometime entire trunk rough, yellow-brown to yellow-grey; smooth bark pale grey to yellow; branchlets usually non-glaucous." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


Eucalyptus melliodora can look somewhat variable to the observer and occurs on some very different soils; sometimes on shallow, stoney soils and sometimes heavy, fertile soils. The rough bark may just cover a small part at the base or the entire trunk, it may be yellowish to greyish white, in the latter case blending in with cohabiting Eucalyptus tereticornis. The tree is very valuable to honey producers. The seed is more relevant to revegetation works in NSW than in Queensland to date.

Historical Notes


"Widely distributed on plains and tablelands from western Victoria, through New South Wales to south-central Queensland, from Texas north to the Bunya Mountains and east to Lamington National Park, and scattered occurrences north and north-west to Kroombit Tops and Canarvon National Park and including Coongarra Falls, and north of Chinchilla." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Eucalyptus melliodora | Queensland Native Seeds

Eucalyptus melliodora | trunk, canopy | Queensland Native Seeds
Eucalyptus melliodora | bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: Oct 10, 2019.



Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)