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Offline OzBuzz

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Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:00:47 AM »
Hey Everybody,

I was wondering if you might be able to help me out with an id of some eucalyptus? These are located in Central Victoria - i'm trying at the moment to learn how to identify them - if anybody has any good references i'd be very keen to know them...

Also, there are quite a few gums flowering at the moment that have flowers on a tree that has a box style of bark - are they yellow gum?

Thanks for your patience

















« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 01:58:09 AM by OzBuzz »

Offline Mardak

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 03:39:32 AM »
If its budding you know it will flower this year. As far as the brand, well most eucalypts yeild some nectar and pollen. 1000acres is nice way to have eucs bunched together. You travel far and wide to find this arrangement. Try to keep 5ks from major roads, this improve the purity of the honey and reduces likliehood of scum finding your boxes.

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:30:19 AM »
Thanks mardak, I appreciate your reply... Any thoughts on what the eucys in the pics are or of a good book for Victorian beeks to assist with identification/information specific to beekeeping?

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 02:12:25 AM »
The flowers definitely appear to be yellow box Oz.

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 05:32:39 PM »
Thanks Birdswood, much appreciated - that's what i was thinking. Any ideas on the foliage shots? especially interested in the bluey coloured foliage and the photos with the mallee style growth

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 04:46:36 AM »
Costeman is the surname of a guy who wrote extensively about all honey flora. Their are book authored by him that are extensively used.

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Re: Eucalyptus identification - Central Victoria
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 06:27:14 AM »
Leon Costermans