Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: F. Muell. ex Miq., Nederl. Kruidk. Arch. 4:132 (1856).
Synonymy: E. odorata Behr ex Schldl. var. calcicultrix F. Muell. ex Miq., Nederl. Kruidk. Arch. 4:129 (1856); E. calcicultrix (F. Muell. ex Miq.) F. Muell. ex Blakely, Key Eucalypts 224 (1934); E. calcicultrix (F. Muell. ex Miq.) F. Muell. ex Blakely var. porosa (F. Mtiell. ex Miq.) Blakely, Key Eucalypts 224 (1934); E. leucoxylon F. Muell. var. pluriflora F. Muell. ex Miq., Nederl. Kruidk. Arch. 4:127 (1856).
Common name: Mallee box, black (or South Australian) mallee box, water (or Quorn or lerp) mallee, swamp box.
Published illustration: Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 366; Hall & Brooker (1974) Forest tree series, no. 134.
Biology: Leaf colour, which is a good field character for distinguishing this species from E. odorata, is not discernible on dried material. The buds of E. porosa tend to have a more smoothly swollen outline compared with the narrower and more angular outline of E. odorata buds which also often have a somewhat angular hypanthium.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia