Eucalyptus socialis (Red Mallee)

Eucalyptus socialis (Red Mallee)

Eucalyptus socialis (Red Mallee)

Most of the Eucalypts at Lowan Conservation Park are the mallee, Eucalyptus socialis. I found a good specimen to photograph. I wanted to gather an album of local Eucalypts.

The mallees are great survivors. When top branches are chopped down, or blown down, or burnt by bush fires, they shoot again from buds in the stump, called a lignotuber. The trees can look dead and be covered in new shoots within weeks.

 

6 Responses to “Eucalyptus socialis (Red Mallee)”

  1. Mallee Scrub says:

    […] ‘The Mallee’ is a term covering several scenarios. The Mallee is a term used to describe areas of the country which are covered in mainly Eucalypts of the mallee type. A feature, and this is what I love, is the variety of smaller plants forming the understory. These plants are often prolific and very colourful flowering plants. […]

  2. […] I found this mallee at Lowan Conservation Park when we visited there a couple of months ago. It is a frost hardy and drought tolerant plant. […]

  3. Brad Harris says:

    Mallees are so alike in many respects. I have found it useful for identification that Euc Socialis has a distinctive fine leafed form in its first year or so, unlike its closest look alike, euc. oleosa

  4. Corinne says:

    It does not help when name changes are occurring, either. I have tried to identify by gum nuts which is useful with some.

  5. […] a short distance from it so Corinne could take a photo of some plants. To see the photos click here and here and […]

  6. […] a short distance from it so Corinne could take a photo of some plants. To see the photos click here and here and […]

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