Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Fuchsia gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. forrestiana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus forrestiana

Eucalyptus forrestiana, commonly known as fuchsia gum, Forrest's mallee or Forrest's marlock, is a small tree which occurs in an area near Esperance in Western Australia.[1] It was named after George Forrest (1873-1932).

It is a mallee Eucalyptus with smooth bark and grows to between 1.5 and to 6 metres in height. It has bright red buds and yellow flowers which appear between summer and winter.

Two closely related species, E. dolichorhyncha and E. stoatei, have been treated as subspecies in the past.[2]

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  1. ^ "Eucalyptus forrestiana". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Eucalyptus forrestiana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 3 September 2012.