Myrtaceae (myrtle family) Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus erythronema var. marginata red-flowered mallee

Western Australia
Eucalyptus erythronema var. marginata on the Eucalypt Walk. Sairus Patel, 3 Jun 2015
Eucalyptus erythronema var. marginata buds. John Rawlings, ca. 2006

One of the most attractive of the mallees, both for the almost white, smooth bark on the multiple divergent stems and for the striking red flowers. The buds and fruit are interesting to look at, too.

A fine specimen with many trunks is on the west side of Campus Drive East half way between Serra Street and Escondido Road, identified on Ron Bracewell’s Eucalyptus Walk and in bloom 28 October 2004 (UTM 10S 0574362 4142221). Another is on Campus Drive East 45 yards from Bonair Siding walking toward the Police Station (UTM 10S 0574491 4142436).

Illustrations: Eucalyptus erythronema var. marginata gallery.

Related material: Eucalypt checklist.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. The entry was published as E. erythronema; John Rawlings added the var. marginata designation ca. 2007.