Preparing to Measure the Girth
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Trees|
|Family:||Myrtle (Myrtaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)|
|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
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