Eucalyptus miniata

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Darwin woollybutt
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. miniata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus miniata
Cunn. ex Schauer

The Darwin woollybutt (Eucalyptus miniata) is a eucalypt which is native to Australia's Top End, found from Cape York in north Queensland across through to the Northern Territory into the Kimberley Region of northern Western Australia. It is a medium-sized tree which can reach 15–25 m in height. The bark is soft and fissured, grey to red in colour. The greenish-brown juvenile leaves are 3–6 cm by 2–3 cm and elliptic in shape, while adult leaves are 7.5–15 cm by 2.5–5 cm and lanceolate or falcate and light green in colour. Flowering occurs from May to September and orange or scarlet flowers are up to 3.5 cm in diameter. Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos living in the north of Australia prefer feeding on the Darwin woolybutt.

References[edit]

  • Elliot, Rodger W.; Jones, David L.; Blake, Trevor (1992). Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation: Vol. 4: Eu-Go. Port Melbourne: Lothian Press. p. 148. ISBN 0-85091-213-X.