Eucalyptus leucoxylon – Melbourne Yellow Gum

To 20M. Upright tree with spreading crown, bark rough, loose, fibrous at base, smooth yellowish above. Young heart-shaped green or blue-green leaves becoming long olive-green to green.

Axillary clusters of ovoid buds in 3s on long thin stalks, followed by profuse light yellow flowers May – Sept. Nectar source for butterflies and other insects.

Fruit wine-glass shaped with sunken disc and 4-6 sunken valves.

Clubs and shields were made from the wood. Early settlers used o9il distilled from its leaves for a variety of purposes including cough and cold remedy, insecticide and disinfectant.

Status: Vulnerable.