Western Australia, Trees of Western Australia, The white mallee, Eucalyptus erythronema turcz
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This species is usually found in mallee form, growing from 10 to 18 feet tall, but may at times possess a single stem, and is thus a small tree. Both mallee and tree forms have characteristically a broad 'base or stock, so that frequently in the mallee forms the individual stems arise well above the soil level from a large domelike base. As a tree the stem may be as much as 18 inches in diameter. The species is characterised in the field by its white or pink bark which is covered throughout externally with a white smooth talc-like powder. The inner bark is pale green in colour, and when the outer layers fall (decorticate) in thin plates, patches of purplish old bark, white or pink bark and new pale green bark make the tree very striking and handsome. The bark is thin, but does not strip very readily.
Gardner, C A.
"Trees of Western Australia— white mallee,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol2/iss1/11