Red Mallee
Coastal White Mallee
Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees
Order: Myrtles (Myrtales)
Family: Myrtle (Myrtaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)
This Photo:     Result of Galahs removing bark
Other names: Acorn Mallee, Giant Mallee, Oily Mallee, Oleosa Mallee or Straggly Gum

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is Fred O'Mallee, our biggest Mallee tree.
We have been wanting to id him for a year now and finally he's in flower and we've got it

Most of our Mallee's are so similar it's very hard to tell them apart. But these Giants are more easily distinguished by their size and shape.
However, you still need the caps and nut to be sure.
Fred is home to many animals. Galahs that nest in it are worried about snake attack so remove the rough bark to stop the snakes from being able to climb to their nests.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Nov-2018
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)