Eucalyptus kruseana

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Book-leaf mallee
Eucalyptus kruseana (Bookleaf Mallee).jpg
Eucalyptus krueseana leaves and flowers.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. kruseana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus kruseana
E. krueseana.JPG

Book-leaf mallee (Eucalyptus krueseana) is a straggly mallee of restricted distribution east and south east of Kalgoorlie, from Cardunia Rock north of Karonie to Binyarinyinna Rock and east of Higginsville, usually found on or near granite rock in south eastern Western Australia.

The bark is smooth, grey to pinkish grey. Adult leaves remain in the juvenile phase and are ovate, sessile, 2.2 x 2.3 cm, concolorous, dull grey. Yellow flowers appear in winter to mid spring.[1]

It is named after John Kruse.[2]

Eucalyptus kruseana tree in Kalgoorlie.
Book-leaf Mallee tree in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. Field Guide to Eucalyptus, Bloomings, Melbourne 2001
  2. ^ 125 stories for 125 years