Western Australia, Trees of Western Australia, Grey box, Grey box tree, E. tectifica f. muell
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In the grey box the rough bark extends to the ultimate branches, unlike that of the coolabah where the smaller branches are usually smooth. The grey box is the common tree of the basalt areas to the north of the King Leopold Range, but unlike the coolabah it is not found along the streams but is more typical of the stony hills and undulating country. Its occurrence is so closely connected there with basalt and andesite, that this particular soil type can at once be mapped by reference to the grey box trees.
Gardner, C A.
"Trees of Western Australia - the grey box,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol2/iss2/11