Eucalyptus cretata

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Darke Peak mallee
Eucalyptus cretata.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. cretata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus cretata
P.J.Lang & Brooker
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E. cretata, field distribution

Eucalyptus cretata, commonly known as Darke Peak mallee, is a mallee or, rarely, a small tree restricted to the upper Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, particularly near Darke Peak and Carrapee Hill.

The bark is smooth, grey over coppery underbark, shedding in ribbons, branchlets are shiny red or brownish green, glaucous, buds and fruit is glaucous.

Adult leaves are stalked, alternate, lanceolate, to 15 x 3 cm, concolorous, slightly glossy and dark green.

White flowers appear in mid summer.[1]


  1. ^ Brooker, I. & Kleinig, D., Eucalyptus, An illustrated guide to identification, Reed Books, Melbourne, 1996

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