Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus macrocarpa (Mottlecah)


Eucalyptus macrocarpa photo
Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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




MOTTLECAH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus macrocarpa in Australia

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


Common Name
Mottlecah

Other Names
Rose of the West

Description
Mottlecah is a mallee eucalypt with sprawling habit. It has silver-grey elliptical leaves about 12cm long and 8cm wide. It has red or pink flowers with yellow anthers in spring and summer and another flush in late autumn. Fruit is large bowl-shaped gumnuts.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
3m - 6m

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:macrocarpa
Common Name:Mottlecah


Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus muelleriana
  Eucalyptus orbifolia
  Eucalyptus perriniana
  Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  Eucalyptus preissiana var lobata
  Eucalyptus tricarpa