Scientific name Eucalyptus erythronema
|Similar Eucalyptus forrestiana, Eucalyptus kruseana, Eucalyptus platypus, Eucalyptus conferruminata, Eucalyptus salubris|
Eucalyptus erythronema, commonly known as the white mallee, Lindsay gum, white-barked mallee or red-flowered mallee is a mallee from Western Australia. It reaches about 5–8 m 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:
The latter is distinguished by its buds and fruits which have an expanded rim.