Flat Topped Yate

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: occidentalis
Main Flower Colour: Cream

Description

A graceful small to medium sized tree,growing to about 15m tall. Bark is rough, fibrous and flaky on trunk. Leaves elongated and form a typically umbrella shaped flat crown to the tree. Flowers are creamy-white, and the buds have a very long operculum. Gumnuts are bell shaped.Grows in sandy or clayey soils on alluvial flats, and in low-lying wet areas, around salt lakes.

Flowering start in September and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/5723
http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/eucalyptus-occidentalis-flat-topped-yate.html

Created: 10 Oct 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

MAL - Mallee

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Sandy area surrounding salt lakes near Lake Grace

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