Sharp-capped Mallee

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus oxymitra

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Attractive Garden Tree: Grows up to 6m high, has smooth, reddish-brown bark, leathery grey-green leaves, and large yellow flowers that are produced in summer months. It occurs on sand plain and rocky hill habitat in arid parts of north-western SA, NT and adjacent parts of WA. Bushfood: Aboriginal people harvest an edible lerp scale from the leaves, and honey from the flowers.