Eucalyptus kitsoniana

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Gippsland mallee
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. kitsoniana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus kitsoniana
Maiden

Eucalyptus kitsoniana, also known as the Gippsland mallee or bog gum, is a species of native Australian tree. It is known for its adaptability and rapidity of growth. It is grown as a single or multi-trunked specimen.

Eucalyptus kitsoniana is named in honour of the geologist Sir Albert Ernest Kitson who was a keen naturalist.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stan Kelly, George McCartney Chippendale, R. D. Johnston, Eucalypts, Nelson 1969, page 42. N. Hall, Botanists of the Eucalypts: Short Biographies of People who Have Named Eucalypts, Whose Names Have Been Given to Species Or who Have Collected Type Material, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1977, pages 79–80