Eucalyptus erythronema var. erythronema

Red-flowered Mallee

Mallee or tree to mostly 5 m tall. Bark mostly powdery, white to grey or reddish brown. Juvenile leaves lanceolate. Adult leaves lanceolate, hooked at the tip; blade mostly 6-8 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, glossy. Leaf stalk flattened, 6-9 mm long. Flowers in 7s; common stalk angular to cylindrical, curved, 1.5-2 cm long, individual stalks mostly 1-2 cm long. Fruits with thin ridges, mostly 8-12 mm long, 1-1.5 cm wide.

Grows naturally on stony soils in open woodland of SW WA. Grown along highways, especially in NW Vic.


Source: Spencer, R.; Rule, K. (2002). Eucalyptus. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Eucalyptus L'Hér.
species         Eucalyptus erythronema Turcz.