Eucalyptus steedmanii

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Name and publication

Eucalyptus steedmanii C. A. Gardner, Proc. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 19: 87 (1933).


Fruits and flower buds of Steedman’s gum or Steedman’s mallet are sometimes encountered in potpourri imported from Australia. Capsules are square in cross-section, turbinate, 4 winged, 1-2.2 cm long x 1-1.7 cm wide; rim thick; disc level to descending; valves 4, exserted. Flower buds are pedicellate, pendulous, square in cross-section, 2.5-3.3 x 0.8-1.3cm, typically 3 flowered.

Nativity and distribution

Eucalyptus steedmanii is native to Western Australia but cultivated elsewhere.