Beard’s Mallee is a mallee growing to 5 m tall, with smooth, pinkish-grey to cream bark. The leaves are narrow, a light greyish-green and grow up to 12.5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. The inflorescences are axillary and have up to 11 flowers. The peduncle is 3 cm long, terete and recurved. The buds are up to 2.1 cm long and 6 mm wide, they are cup-shaped with a beaked cap. The flowers are creamy white, with the lower half of the stamens united. The fruit are pedicellate, hemispherical and flaring at the top. The valves are protruding and number 4-5.
Beard's mallee |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus beardiana
The main potential threats to Beard s Mallee include grazing and inappropriate fire regimes.