Shiny-leaved Mallee

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus lucens

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Attractive Garden Tree: Growing up to 5m high, the distinguishing features of this small tree are its bright green shiny leaves and smooth bark. It is becoming more common in gardens around Alice Springs. Endemic to the MacDonnell Ranges bioregion of the NT with the exception of an outlying population on Mt Newman in the Pilbara of WA. It grows on sandstone and quartzite ridges.