Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus dumosa (White Mallee)


Eucalyptus dumosa photo
Eucalyptus dumosa, Wyperfeld National Park, VIC,

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Eucalyptus dumosa photo
Eucalyptus dumosa, trunk and bark

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Eucalyptus dumosa photo
Eucalyptus dumosa, foliage

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Eucalyptus dumosa, flowers

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



WHITE MALLEE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus dumosa in Australia

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


Common Name
White Mallee

Other Names
Congoo Mallee

Description
The White Mallee is a Mallee to 8 m, or rarely a tree to 13 m. Bark smooth, white or yellow-white with c. 1 m of rough flaky bark at base. Juvenile leaves ovate, grey-green. Adult leaves lanceolate, uncinate, thick; lamina 7-10 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, dull, yellow-green to grey-green; lateral veins faint, at 30° -40° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete, 10-15 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle slightly flattened or angular, 10-16 mm long; pedicels 1-3 mm long. Buds cylindrical; operculum conical or slightly rostrate, striate, 2-4 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; hypanthium cylindrical or suburceolate, 3-5 mm long, 4-5 mm wide. Fruits campanulate or cylindrical, often striate, 7-10 mm long, 5-7 mm wide; valves usually 4, level or slightly exserted.

Habitat
Grows in sandy loam and red earth on sandplains and dunefields, in shrubland.

Distribution
Occurs from eastern Eyre Peninsula through south-eastern S.A., through most of western N.S.W. and in north-western Vic.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 4 - 8
Spread (m): 4 - 5
Soil Texture: loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: cream
Flower Season: winter, spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:dumosa
Common Name:White Mallee


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  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
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  Eucalyptus bancroftii
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  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
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  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
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