Red Mallee, Giant Mallee, Acorn Mallee, Red Morrell
Mallee or occasionally a tree to 12m tall. Bark rough below, smooth above. New bark orange. No oil glands in the branchlet pith. Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating up the stems, 4.5-14cm long, 5-22mm wide, glossy green, flat, hairless, with straight or curved points. Flowers white to pale yellow, with 0 petals, in clusters of 5-14 at the bases of the leaves. Bud cap as long as or much longer than the base. Nuts that have dropped their seed have slender fragile valves protruding strongly.
Description (as Eucalyptus oleosa) (page 530) and line drawing of bud and nut (Fig. 57f page 531) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales
Description and photographs in the DVD/thumb drive Euclid