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Folioceros paliformis

(Folioceros paliformis)

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Description

Eucalyptus crucis,commonly known as the silver mallee,is a eucalypt that is native to Western Australia.The mallee typically grows to a height of 2 to 15 metres (7 to 49 ft) and has red-brown-grey minni ritchi type bark which curls and peels to expose lighter coloured bark underneath.It blooms between September and March producing white-cream flowers.The small tree with silvery coloured foliage and a multi-stemmed mallee habit.It grows to a width of 4 to 10 metres (13 to 33 ft).The inflorescences have a capsular disc with a very incurved rim.The adult leaves are rather thick,very shortly petiolate,from lanceolate to nearly ovoid and ovoid-lanceolate in shape.It is found in a area in the Goldfields-Esperance and Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy,clay or loam soils amongst granite outcrops.The tree is associated with sheoak (Allocasuarina),wattle (Acacia) and One-sided Bottlebrush (Calothamnus).It is frost and drought tolerant and is suitable for alkaline soils.Commonly used as a windbreak,street tree,decorative fruit,erosion control,honey producing plant and a bird nesting plant.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Anthocerotopsida
Order:Anthocerotales
Family:Anthocerotaceae
Genus:Folioceros
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