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Gum TreeEucalyptus pilularis

Blackbutt at Meroo National Park

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Eucalyptus pilularis at Meroo National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Eucalyptus pilularis at Meroo National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Eucalyptus pilularis at Meroo National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Eucalyptus pilularis at Meroo National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Eucalyptus pilularis at Meroo National Park - 4 Jan 2019

Identification history

Gum Tree Eucalyptus pilularis 13 Jan 2019 JackieMiles
Gum Tree Eucalyptus pilularis 13 Jan 2019 MatthewFrawley

Author's notes

Huge tree with massive burnt out hollow section at base of trunk, big enough for a person to easily stand in. Unable to get photos of buds or fruit but hoping these photos provide enough for identification.

3 comments

plants wrote:
   13 Jan 2019
Looks okay. Search in litter below tree for fruit if too hard to get them from the tree.
   13 Jan 2019
I'm prepared to confirm this based on the location, bark and general appearance, but in future a search for fruits on the ground round the tree would be helpful (though potentially confusing if it is growing with other species of course). Juvenile foliage is also good, if you can find a seedling or sapling nearby. Blackbutt also usually has scribbles on the smooth bark, if you can get a shot of those, though on this tree they might have been out of range!
   13 Jan 2019
Thanks for that info. I did look for buds and fruit on the ground, but like you say I was reticent to link any to this particular tree because there were others nearby, but mostly only Spotted Gums. There was another smaller tree nearby that did have scribbles on the smooth bark, so like you, I am reasonably confident that they are Blackbutts.

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Boletellus sp. (Boletellus) at Meroo National Park - 19 Dec 2018
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Falcunculus frontatus (Crested Shrike-tit) at Meroo National Park - 29 May 2015
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 Jan 2019 9:08 AM Recorded on
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