Curly Mallee, Arkaroola Mallee

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

Description

Mallee to 5m, somewhat tumbledown habit. Bark rough on lower branches, smooth above. Leaves grey-green, broad and sessile (without a leaf stalk) and arranged in opposite pairs. Buds with conical cap, in groups of 7. Flowers cream.

Flowering start in May and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream. Also occurs in the Barrier Range near Broken Hill.
Related to E. socialis (Red Mallee), differeing from it in its straggly habit, and the high proportion of opposite, ovate, sessile and glaucous leaves in the crown. Also the buds and fruit are white-glaucous.

References

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:305450

A Field Guide to Eucalypts Vol 2 by Brooker and Kleinig
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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

Specifics

northern Flinders Ranges

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