Eucalyptus merleae (Myrtaceae), a new rare species endemic to Ravensthorpe Shire in south-west Australia
MCQUOID, N.K. AND FRENCH, M.E.

Eucalyptus merleae McQuoid & M.E.French, first collected by Ian Brooker in 1985, is described and illustrated. It is related to Eucalyptus astringens Maiden. The new species has a scattered distribution in the Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun area on the central south coast of Western Australia, is at risk from frequent fire, climate change and potential mining activity, and is in need of further survey and monitoring.