Girish Mahajan

Eucalyptus lansdowneana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Eucalyptus lansdowneana
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Eucalyptus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Eucalyptus albopurpurea, Eucalyptus eremophila, Eucalyptus accedens, Eucalyptus erythronema, Eucalyptus platypus

Eucalyptus lansdowneana, commonly known as the Crimson mallee or the Red-Flowered mallee box, is a slender stemmed, straggly mallee with smooth grey over creamy-white bark. Adult leaves are stalked, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, to 15 x 3 cm, glossy, green to yellow-green.

Red and pinkish-red flowers appear in late winter to mid spring.

Distribution is limited to the rocky hills of the Gawler Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia .

The name lansdowneana was previously also applied to another species of lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island; this is the distantly mallee species, E. albopurpurea, with white, pink or mauve flowers and which is grown widely as an ornamental, particularly in Perth. The true E. lansdowneana is a beautiful, slender mallee with large, glossy leaves and red flowers.

References

Eucalyptus lansdowneana Wikipedia


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