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Eucalyptus macarthurii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Paddy's river box

Eucalyptus lateritica, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Laterite Mallee or Mt Michaud.

Mallee (Brown et al., 1998), is an erect, lignotuberous mallee up to 3 m tall with rough grey brown bark at the base. Juvenile leaves are to 180 mm long, 35 mm wide, lanceolate, held horizontally and slightly glossy. Adult leaves are also slightly glossy, thin, to 100 mm long, 15 mm wide, sparsely veined, green to dark green with many small discrete glands. Each inflorescence has up to 11 club-shaped buds that are 10 mm long and 2 mm wide, with a slightly rough surface. Flowers are white, and appear from April to October. Fruit are cup shaped, to 15 mm long, 15 mm wide, with a thick rim and ring-like disc. Seeds are brown, lustrous, 5 mm long, 3 mm wide, narrowly pyramidal in shape, with lateral wings (Brooker & Hopper, 1986; Napier et al., 1988; Brown et al., 1998; Patrick & Brown, 2001).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus macarthurii

    A small change in hydrology associated with climate change could have a significant effect on the species.