Thursday, August 30, 2018

Eucalyptus conferruminata - Spider Gum or Bushy Yate

split from Eucalyptus lehmanii  

Eucalyptus conferruminata: Eucalyptus from the Greek, meaning “well-covered,” referring to the fused lid over the flower before it opens (called an operculum); conferruminata meaning "joined together," referring to the seed pods being fused together in clusters.

Shrubby multi-trunked tree or mallee

developing fruits

Fruits have exserted valves; tips remain fused even after seeds have been released

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