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Eucalyptus erythronema

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Eucalyptus erythronema
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Eucalyptus
Rank  Species
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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.

Eucalyptus erythronema WHITE MALLEE GUM RED FLOWERED FORM Eucalyptus erythronema 100

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

Eucalyptus erythronema Australian Seed EUCALYPTUS erythronema

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.

    Eucalyptus erythronema Eucalyptus erythronema var marginata Benth Domin FloraBase
    Eucalyptus erythronema Eucalyptus Erythronema var Erythronema Local amp Bespoke
    Eucalyptus erythronema Eucalyptus Erythronema var Erythronema Local amp Bespoke

    References

    Eucalyptus erythronema Wikipedia


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