Eucalyptus argutifolia

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Wabling Hill mallee
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. argutifolia
Binomial name
Eucalyptus argutifolia
Grayling & Brooker,1992

Eucalyptus argutifolia, commonly known as Wabling Hill mallee or Yanchep mallee, is a species of Eucalyptus which is endemic to Western Australia.

Description[edit]

Eucalyptus argutifolia is a mallee which grows up to 4 metres in height with smooth grey or pale copper-coloured bark. It has smooth, petiolate, juvenile leaves which average about 4.5 cm long and 4 cm wide, while the glossy green adult leaves are up to 12 cm long and 3 cm wide, although intermediate-sized leaves are often seen.

Small, white flowers appear in the autumn (March to April in areas where they occur naturally) followed by fruits that are less than 1 cm in diameter.

Distribution[edit]

The species occurs naturally on Wabling Hill and Parrot Ridge to the north of Yanchep and to the south of Seabird on shallow soils of limestone ridges, on slopes and in gullies.

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first described by Grayling and Brooker in 1992 from the type specimen which was collected at Parrot Ridge in 1987.

It is placed in the Eucalyptus sub-genus Symphyomyrtus, section Dumaria, series Rufispermae.

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