Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus preissiana var lobata (Bell-fruited Mallee)


Eucalyptus preissiana var lobata photo
Eucalyptus preissiana, Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick, Victoria, Australia.

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




BELL-FRUITED MALLEE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus preissiana in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Bell-fruited Mallee

Description
The Bell-fruited Mallee is a spreading tree or mallee shrub with smooth grey bark and large thick ovate leeves. The eucalypt produces large, yellow flowers in late winter and spring. The buds have rounded red caps. Fruits are large and bell-shaped.

Height
3m

Spread
2m - 3m

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:preissiana
Variety:'var lobata'
Common Name:Bell-fruited Mallee


Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus macrocarpa
  Eucalyptus muelleriana
  Eucalyptus orbifolia
  Eucalyptus perriniana
  Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  Eucalyptus tricarpa