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Eucalyptus erythrocorys

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Eucalyptus
Rank  Species
Eucalyptus erythrocorys Australian Seed EUCALYPTUS erythrocorys
Similar  Eucalyptus forrestiana, Eucalyptus torquata, Eucalyptus caesia, Eucalyptus erythronema, Eucalyptus kruseana

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Eucalyptus erythrocorys, commonly known as Illyarrie, Red-capped gum or Helmet nut gum, is a mallee from Western Australia. The common name Illyarrie is the Noongar peoples name for the plant.

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It is a small tree typically growing to a height of 3 to 8 metres (10 to 26 ft). The bark is smooth with a creamy colour but can have a few rough brown coloured patches where it persists on the trunk instead of being shed. The adult leaves are dark green sickle-shaped.

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It blooms between February and April and produces yellow flowers. The Illyarrie is notable for its big flowers which can be 5 cm across or more. They are bright yellow, being covered by a bright-red cap (operculum) in bud - giving the epithet erythrocorys (red-helmet). The stamens are arranged in 4 bundles and the fruits are ribbed with a red top.

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The species has a limited distribution north of Perth where it is found on undulating limestone ridges and outcrops growing in sandy alkaline soils near Dongara as well as north of Kalbarri National Park.

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References

Eucalyptus erythrocorys Wikipedia


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