Limestone Mallee

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus socialis subsp. eucentrica

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Attractive Garden Tree: Red Mallee grows up to 8m and produces masses of creamy yellow flowers. It is a source of much of the honey produced in inland regions. One of the most common and widespread mallees growing in limestone soils in rangeland regions.
Bushfood: Aboriginal people harvested water from it roots in very dry times. The Pitjantjatjara people are reputed to eat the seeds.