Department of Environment and Conservation
Wheatbelt Woodlands

SAP site PI07, near Pingrup



Location of sites used in the classification of this community


Eucalyptus gardneri (Blue Mallet) Woodland

Group

Mallets

Sub-communities

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.

Code

Egar

Species Identification

M allet, to 510(-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.)

Subspecies
Eucalyptus 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.

Associated Species

Overstorey
Eucalyptus gardneri may occur with E. argyphea or mallee E. phaenophylla.

Understorey
Understorey species include Melaleuca uncinata group, Hakea multilineata, Phebalium tuberculosum, Allocasuarina acutivalvis, Beyeria brevifolia, Trymalium elachophyllum and Thysanotus patersonii.

Number of Sites and Polygons

sites and 3 polygons

Average Species Richness

15.5 spp. per 100m2  (4 sites)

Reference Sites

HY05

Suggested by McQuoid
Breakaway
  Kulin-Dudinin Rd, E of Dudinin 
  Dongolocking Reserve, Wishbone Rd, 24km NE of Dumbleyung
Lowland
  Broomehill Rd
  Gravel rise on Holland Tank Rd, 25km NE of Pingrup 
  Wickepin-Corrigin Rd, 18km SE of Corrigin
Outlier
  Shankland Rd, 6km S of Cadoux
E. gardneri subsp. ravensthorpensis
   Overshot Hill Nature Reserve, 5km NW of Ravensthorpe 
   Carlingup Rd, Ravensthorpe Range, 10km NE of Ravensthorpe

Sites

HY05

PI07

WH10

RLB032.06

AVM26

AVM48

AVM63

Comments

Further survey needed.