Eucalyptus mitchelliana

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Eucalyptus mitchelliana
(Buffalo sallee)
Eucalyptus mitchelliana detail, Mt Buffalo Nat Pk, jjron, 09.05.2013.jpg
Detail of bark, leaves, buds, and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. mitchelliana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus mitchelliana

Eucalyptus mitchelliana (Buffalo sallee) is a small flowering tree, usually with a mallee habit, in the family Myrtaceae. It is endemic to the subalpine zone of Mount Buffalo in Victoria, Australia, where it is usually found in pure stands, or co-occurring with the snow gum, Eucalyptus pauciflora.[1][2]

The bark of Eucalyptus mitchelliana is smooth and grey to light grey or sometimes green, shedding in patches or strips to give a mottled appearance. The adult leaves are usually narrowly lanceolate and bright-green, around 15 cm long. The buds are usually in 7s, in very tight clusters with very short, almost invisible, peduncles, and with a pointed operculum. The overall appearance is somewhat similar to Eucalyptus stellulata, except that the leaves are much narrower and bright green, and with red petioles.


  1. ^ Lawler, S., S. Brown, G. Edney, S. Howlett and P. Love (1998). Buffalo Sallee at the Back Wall: an alpine species adapted to fire and drought. Vic. Nat. 115: 204-208.
  2. ^ Lawler, S., J. Burston, B. Cockayne, N. Smedley and P. Massingham (1997). Environmental determinants of the distribution of the Buffalo Sallee Eucalyptus mitchelliana. Vic. Nat. 114: 278-281.

See also[edit]

Leaves of the Buffalo sallee at Bents Lookout, Mt Buffalo