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Thursday 21 July 2016


Eucalyptus caesia, commonly known as Caesia, Gungurru or Silver Princess, is a mallee of the Eucalyptus genus. It is endemic to the central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, where it is found on a small number of granite outcrops. The name "silver" refers to the white powder that covers the branches, flower buds and fruit. "Gungurru" comes from the name used by the indigenous Noongar people.

Two subspecies have been identified: caesia (about 6–9 metres tall) and magna (up to 15 metres tall). The bark is red-brown, of the curly minni ritchi type. Branches tend to flail or weep on the ground. Trees have large red-pink or white flowers, 40-50mm in diameter. They are widely grown as ornamental native plants, but have become rare in the wild.

Eucalyptus caesia was named in 1867 by George Bentham from specimens collected by James Drummond in 1847. Drummond made his collection too late in the season to gather buds and flowers, and this made later identification difficult. During the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition of 1891–2, Richard Helms gathered specimens of a Eucalyptus that the Indigenous Australians of the area called "Gungurru".

This was almost certainly Eucalyptus woodwardii, but in 1896 it was misidentified by Mueller and Tate as E. caesia. This led to the incorrect application of the common name "Gungurru" to E. caesia, and to confusion about the species' distribution. Authenticated collections of E. caesia were later made by A. Morrison in 1885, and in 1923 Charles Gardner collected specimens from a form with considerably larger leaves, buds, flowers and fruits. This was later recognised as subspecies magna by Brooker and Hopper (1982), with the original form being designated subspecies caesia.

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  1. I've seen this one in Maui.

  2. Never Seen before... Fantastic plant!
    Thank you for hosting.🌞

  3. The stark white branches attract the attention! And the flowers remind me of bottle brush, but for sure I've not seen this one yet in California - such an incredibly pretty plant! Thanks for hosting!

  4. What a spectacular eucalyptus. I have never seen a eucalyptus in flower. Thanks for sharing Nick! Groetjes Hetty

  5. I have never seen this before...
    So beautiful!

    Yours Julia

  6. Looks pretty much exotic! I like its name a lot, as well as your interesting photo, dear Nick. Best wishes,

  7. What a startling photo: that pure white of the tree trunks against the stark blue sky and the rosy flowers tying it all together.

  8. This is a new one for me!...very different.

  9. Lovely - I never see theme before!!
    Have a nice weekend, dear Nick.
    Greetings, Nicole

  10. So stunning, dear Nick!
    I like the color so much.
    Have a happy weekend ... greetings, Frauke

  11. Heisann, hope you have nice days and your photo this week shows an interesting Eucalyptus, rare to me!
    my post this week:

  12. Fascinating flower facts and photo, as always! Thanks for hosting.

  13. it's a fascinating flower in my favorit colour pink, I never have seen,
    thank you for hosting, Nick.
    Greetings from Germany

  14. Great to see this plant! Eucalyptus I know only the sweets, but never bevor I have seen the plant. Nice to see ist here.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Best regards

  15. I've never seen nor heard of this plant before. Love the white bark.

  16. So very beautiful and fascinating. The full summer in this gorgeous image.
    Wish you a very happy and creative weekend.


  17. I've never seen this attractive plant. It's my favorite colour .
    Thank you for hosting and sharing, dear Nick !
    Blessings, Carmen