Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Trees of Western Australia, Red box, Gum-barked coolabah

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No. 20.—The Red Box or Gum-Barked Coolabah (Eucalyptus intertexta R. T. Baker)

This tree, now claiming some attention in South Australia and New South Wales as a desirable subject for cultivation in the drier areas, is native to a large tract in Eastern and Central Australia. It is included in this series as a Western Australian tree because it was found at Mount Cooper in the Cavanagh Range by Helms of the Elder Exploring Expedition in July 1891 at an elevation of 2,500 feet. The Cavanagh Range lies to the east of the Warburton Range, close to the South Australian boundary.