Eucalyptus pimpiniana

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Name and publication()

Eucalyptus pimpiniana Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 2: 211 (1912).

Description()

The fruits of the Pimpin mallee are sometimes encountered in potpourri imported from Australia. The capsules are pedicillate and pendulus, cylindrical to pyriform to barrel-shaped; smooth, rugose, or striate; 1.5-2.2 cm long x 0.9-1.4 cm wide, rim brown-black, disc descending, valves 3 or 4, enclosed.

Nativity and distribution()

Eucalyptus pimpiniana is native to South Australia but cultivated elsewhere.

Family()

Myrtaceae