Eucalyptus oleosa

Eucalyptus oleosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. oleosa
Binomial name
Eucalyptus oleosa
F.Muell. ex Miq.

Eucalyptus oleosa, commonly known as the red mallee, glossy-leaved red mallee or the acorn mallee,[1] is a native tree of Australia. The leaves were once harvested for the production of cineole based eucalyptus oil.[2] Eucalyptus cneorifolia is now the predominant strain used in production due to a higher oil content in new growth.


  1. Dean Nicolle. "Native Eucalypts of South Australia". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. Boland, D.J., Brophy, J.J., and A.P.N. House, Eucalyptus Leaf Oils, 1991, ISBN 0-909605-69-6
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