Eucalyptus erythronema

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White Mallee
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var. marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. erythronema
Binomial name
Eucalyptus erythronema
Turcz.

White Mallee, also known as Lindsay Gum, White-barked mallee or Red-flowered Mallee is a mallee from Western Australia. It reaches about 5-8m in height and has white bark covered with a talc-like powder. It can be pinkish at the top. New bark is pale green.

The flowers are variable - usually red but can range from pink, yellow to cream. Fruits are conical and ribbed.

There are two currently recognised varieties of this species:

  • E. erythronema Turcz. var. erythronema
  • E. erythronema var. marginata (Benth.) Domin

The latter is distinguished by its buds and fruits which have an expanded rim.

References

  • Holliday, I. A field guide to Australian trees (3rd edition), Reed New Holland, 2002
  • Cronin, L. Key Guide to Australian Trees, Envirobook, 2000
  • Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. "Eucalyptus erythronema". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Retrieved 2007-09-29. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>