Eucalyptus preissiana

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Bell-fruited Mallee
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Eucalyptus preissiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. preissiana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus preissiana
Schauer

Eucalyptus preissiana, also known as Bell-fruited Mallee, is a small tree or shrub which occurs in an area between Albany and Esperance in Western Australia.[1]

It is a mallee eucalyptus with smooth, grey bark that usually grows to between 2 and 3 m (6 ft 7 in and 9 ft 10 in) in height. The leaves are large, ovate, thick and blunt-tipped. The flowers buds have rounded reddish-coloured caps and thick peduncles.[2] These open to reveal yellow flowers between August and November (late winter to late spring) in the species native range.[1] The fruits are large and bell-shaped.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

There are currently two recognised subspecies of Eucalyptus preissiana:

  • E. preissiana subsp. lobata Brooker & Slee
  • E. preissiana Schauer subsp. preissiana[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eucalyptus preissiana". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ a b Holliday, I.; Watton, G. (1980). A Gardener's Guide to Eucalypts. Australia: Rigby. ISBN 0727012576. 
  3. ^ "Eucalyptus preissiana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 13 July 2012.