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Eucalyptus synandra

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Eucalyptus synandra, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Jingymia Mallee, is a straggly, multistemmed tree to 10 m high. The bark is smooth, powdery white and shreds in ribbons over
pink and brown bark. Juvenile leaves (up to 9 cm long and 1.5 cm wide) are narrow, dull and
grey-green in colour. Branches are often pendulous, with a thin, narrow crown and pendulous
leaves (up to 20 cm long and 16 mm wide). Inflorescences are simple, held in the leaf axils
and have up to seven flowers. Stalked buds have hemispherical floral tubes, with a conical to
beaked cap. The lower half of the stamens unite to form a tube. The creamy flowers turn pink
as they age. The stalked, hemispherical fruits have a thick rim, a steeply ascending disc and
up to five protruding valves that are 6Ð14 mm long. Flowering occurs from December to
March (Brown et al., 1998; Patrick, 2001).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus synandra

    Threats The main identified threats to Jingymia Mallee are inappropriate fire regimes; invasive weeds; increasing salinity and mining (Patrick; 2001 Brunt; 2003).