Mukinbudin mallee  |  

Eucalyptus brevipes

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Eucalyptus brevipes, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Mukinbudin Mallee, is a mallee
growing up to 5m tall (Brooker, 1986), with a stocking of rough, grey-brown bark on the
lower trunk (Kelly et al., 1995). The smooth, light green juvenile leaves alternate along the
stem, are up to 8 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, and have short stalks. The green adult leaves are
also narrow, up to 10 cm long and 8 mm wide. They are on stalks and are held somewhat
erect. They are at first slightly glossy, and become very glossy as they mature. Unbranched
inflorescences of seven white flowers are held in the leaf axils. Barrel-shaped to cup-shaped
fruits, 5Ð7 mm long and 5 mm wide, are held on short stalks. They are whitish, with a thin rim
and a descending disc, and the valves have longitudinal grooves. Flowering occurs from July
to September (Mollemans et al., 1993; Brown et al., 1998).
The erect adult leaves and shorter inflorescence stalks distinguish Mukinbudin Mallee from
Snap and Rattle (Eucalyptus gracilis).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus brevipes

    It is thought to re sprout from a lignotuber after fire; although the seasonality and fire intensity may have a detrimental impact on the species (Mollemans et al.; 1993).