Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus viridis (Green Mallee)


Eucalyptus viridis photo
Eucalyptus viridis (cultivated labelled) Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Eucalyptus viridis photo
Green Mallee, Eucalyptus viridis in the Whipstick National Park, Central Victoria.

Photograph by Lloyd Crothers. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus viridis. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20viridis Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



GREEN MALLEE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus viridis in Australia

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


Common Name
Green Mallee

Description
Mallee to 10 m. Bark rough, fibrous, dark grey on lower stems, then smooth and grey to pink-grey above. Juvenile leaves linear, the petioles difficult to distinguish from leaf base, green, concolorous. Adult leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, uncinate; lamina 6-10 cm long, 0.4-0.8 cm wide, slightly shining, dark green; lateral veins faint, at 15° -25° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete or slightly flattened, 5-10 mm long. Conflorescence usually axillary, simple, rarely terminal, paniculate; umbels 7-flowered; peduncle quadrangular, 5-8 mm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Buds fusiform; operculum conical, 2-3 mm long and wide; hypanthium obconical, 2-3 mm long and wide. Fruits hemispherical to subglobular, 2-4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; disc narrow, descending; valves 4, included.

Habitat
Grows in sand and loam on plains and gently undulating land, often in pure stands and in tall shrubland.

Distribution
Occurs disjunctly in the Flinders Ra., S.A., and from near Inglewood, Qld, southwards through the lower western slopes of the Great Dividing Ra. and nearby plains of N.S.W. and in the Bendigo area, Vic.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 4 - 8
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, , loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 250
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:viridis
Common Name:Green Mallee


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
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  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
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