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Red-flowered mallee box
Eucalyptus lansdowneana, Melbourne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. lansdowneana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus lansdowneana
E. lansdowneana, field distribution

Eucalyptus lansdowneana, Red-Flowered mallee box is a slender stemmed, straggly mallee with smooth grey over creamy-white bark. Adult leaves are stalked, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, to 15 x 3 cm, glossy, green to yellow-green.

Red and pinkish-red flowers appear in late winter to mid spring.

Distribution is limited to the rocky hills of the Gawler Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia .

The name lansdowneana was incorrectly applied to another species of lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island; this is the unrelated box species, E. lansdowneana subsp. albopurpurea, with white, pink or mauve flowers and which is grown widely as an ornamental, particularly in Perth. The true E. lansdowneana is a beautiful, slender mallee with large, glossy leaves and red flowers.[1]

References

  1. ^ Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. Field Guide to Eucalyptus, Bloomings, Melbourne 2001

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordines: Unassigned Eurosids I
Cladus: Unassigned Rosids
Ordo: Myrtales
Familia: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: Eucalyptus lansdowneana

Name

Eucalyptus lansdowneana F.Muell. & J.E.Br.


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