Bell-fruited Mallee

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: preissiana subsp. preissiana
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

These compact small eucalypts make a great roadside display along the south coast of WA. They occur in areas of sand, gravelly laterite, sandy clay on coastal & subcoastal sandplains and hills. The tree grows as a mallee abot 3-4m tall and forms dense thickets. The leaves are bright green, large and oval in shape. The flowers are large and bright, and as they are produced towards the ends of branches they are highly visible.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/15069
See also description of another sub species at
http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/lobe-fruited-mallee-eucalyptus.html

Created: 28 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

near Bremer Bay, WA and also east of Hopetoun

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