Red-bud Mallee

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus pachyphylla

Arrernte Name:

Ntyenye

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Attractive Garden Tree: An attractive pinkbarked mallee that grows to 6m. The red pointed caps of the flower buds are very ornamental, and are followed by clusters of yellow flowers mainly in spring. It occurs on spinifex sand plains and sand dunes from the Gibson Desert in WA to Urandangi in Qld.

Bushfood: Pintubi people eat the large seed. The edible lerp found on the leaves is reported to be sweeter than that found on any other gum tree