Red Mallee
Red Mallee
Different Lighting
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:     🔍Perspective (Marie at the base)🔎
Other names: Acorn Mallee, Giant Mallee, Oily Mallee, Oleosa Mallee or Straggly Gum

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

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.
We are very proud to announce that Fred was voted South Australian Tree of the Year, 2022. Here's the official web site: 20 Metre Trees

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Aug-2017
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)