Silver Box

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: pruinosa
Main Flower Colour: Cream


A small tree with rough box-type bark. Adult leaves retain their juvenile form, they are large about 15x8cm, waxy-grey (glaucous) and the same colour on both sides, opposite and sessile. Flower buds in terminal panicles, buds grey-glaucous. Operculum conical, flowers cream with anthers tinged with pink.

Widespread in northern Australia Mt Isa west to the central Kimberley.

Flowering start in June.


The main flower colour is cream.


Field Guide to Eucalypts. Vol 3. Brooker and Kleinig
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Bio Regions

Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Gulf Plains (GUP), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU)

Region Specifics

S. section of Gregory National Park, NT, near Humbert River.

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