Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus populnea (Bimble Box)

Eucalyptus populnea photo
Eucalyptus populnea trees, coastal Central Queensland

Photograph by Ethel Aardvark. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Eucalyptus populnea photo
Eucalyptus populnea leaves, coastal Central Queensland

Photograph by Ethel Aardvark. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus populnea. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus populnea in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Bimble Box

Other Names
Poplar Box

The Bimble Box is a tree to 20 m. Bark rough, fibrous, grey to brown or often bleached on trunk and larger branches, then smooth and brown to grey-brown above. Juvenile leaves ovate to orbicular, shining, green, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves ovate, broadly lanceolate or rhombic, acute; lamina 5-10 cm long, 2-7.5 cm wide, shining, green; lateral veins distinct, at 25° -40° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole 15-20 mm long. Conflorescence terminal; umbels 7-15-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5-10 mm long; pedicels 1-3 mm long. Buds clavate; operculum hemispherical, 1-2 mm long, 2-3 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, 2-3 mm long and wide. Fruits obconical to hemispherical, 2-4 mm long and wide; valves usually 4, level or included.

Grows on plains and gentle slopes, often in areas of seasonal inundation, in open woodland.

Occurs widely in eastern and southern Qld and inland N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 10m - 20m
Spread: 5m - 12m

Common Name:Bimble Box

Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
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