Plant of the Month — January 2016
Eucalyptus dolichorhyncha (Brooker) Brooker & Hopper
Eucalyptus dolichorhyncha is a mallee or erect, ornamental tree endemic to the Esperance region, the distribution is restricted to the north from Truslove to Salmon Gums. It has glossy, olive-green leaves, pendulous cream flowers and striking, red flower buds that are square in cross section. This species, which is planted around Perth, is a wonderful addition to a native garden, particularly in view of its summer flowering time.
Formally a subspecies of Eucalyptus forrestiana, E. dolichorhyncha can be distinguished by it's beaked operculum, shorter pedicels, and smaller buds and fruits.
Photo: R. Davis
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