Flower, Front
Flower Cluster
Yorrell (Eucalyptus gracilis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Trees
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtle (Myrtaceae)
Species: Yorrell (Eucalyptus gracilis)
This Photo:     Flower, Profile
Other name: Red Mallee

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We have thousands of Mallee trees on Ellura (we think about 6 species), but they can only be identified when flowering.
This is the first we've been able to determine. Apparently you can't identify from bark, leaves, shape or colour of the trunk.
Buds are green with varying degrees of red highlights and a round cap.
Flowers are "crinkly" and creamy white.
We've heard reports old growth Mallee trees (which we have
) can be 1,000 years old. It's hard not to admire them!

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)