EUCALYPTUS PULCHELLA  (E.linearis)                                                   Myrtaceae
White Peppermint

Eucalyptus pulchella
This graceful species is confined to well-drained forest and woodland on dolerite soils in south east Tasmania.  Range of  latitude about 43 deg. S.  Altitude about 450 m.
Mean annual rainfall 500-1000 mm.
The understorey may  consist of small-leaved shrubs and grasses.
Sometimes there is a little rough bark around the base but otherwise it is smooth throughout, white or pale grey. Height 9-21 metres
Flowers and fruits are clustered into small groups of up to 12. The typical gum flowers have massed stamens and no obvious petals.
Leaves linear; fruits 7mm or less
Flowering: mainly in late spring, but also at other times of year.
Cultivation:  easily propagated from seed. Grows reasonably fast.
E. pulchella occurs in open-forest formation. Associated species include manna gum (E. viminalis); swamp gum (E. ovata); blue gum (E. globulus);  messmate stringybark (E. obliqua); and silver wattle (Acacia dealbata)

TAS endemic

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