Eucalyptus gardneri (Blue Mallet) Woodland
See the report by Harvey and Keighery for sub-communities recognised by Keighery (Appendix 1), Gibson et al. (Appendix 2) and Griffin (Appendix 3). Many of these correspond to the sub-communities presented here, as is shown in the right hand columns of the tables in the appendices, but there are some unusual groups that are not recognised in this classification.
M allet, to 5–10(-15)m. Bark mostly smooth, often with decorticated flakes. Mature buds long and smooth with long horn-shaped operculum. Flowers yellow-cream, from February to September (or December). (For this and more information see EUCLID; Brooker & Kleinig; FloraBase.)SubspeciesEucalyptus gardneri subsp. gardneri is found over the major part of the distribution of the species and is characterized by the very long attenuate opercula.Eucalyptus gardneri subsp. ravensthorpensis is found only at the eastern end of the distribution of the species, in the Ravensthorpe Range, and is characterized by the shorter opercula and slightly fatter buds.
Soils and Landform
Gravelly soils, laterite. On rocky slopes and breakaways, lateritic ridges or slopes.
OverstoreyEucalyptus gardneri may occur with E. argyphea or mallee E. phaenophylla.UnderstoreyUnderstorey species include Melaleuca uncinata group, Hakea multilineata, Phebalium tuberculosum, Allocasuarina acutivalvis, Beyeria brevifolia, Trymalium elachophyllum and Thysanotus patersonii.
Number of Sites and Polygons
Average Species Richness
15.5 spp. per 100m2 (4 sites)
HY05 Suggested by McQuoidBreakaway Kulin-Dudinin Rd, E of Dudinin Dongolocking Reserve, Wishbone Rd, 24km NE of DumbleyungLowland Broomehill Rd Gravel rise on Holland Tank Rd, 25km NE of Pingrup Wickepin-Corrigin Rd, 18km SE of CorriginOutlier Shankland Rd, 6km S of CadouxE. gardneri subsp. ravensthorpensis Overshot Hill Nature Reserve, 5km NW of Ravensthorpe Carlingup Rd, Ravensthorpe Range, 10km NE of Ravensthorpe
Further survey needed.