Broadway Arboretum

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Eucalyptus macrocarpa Mottlecah


Location in Arboretum: Wheatbelt scrub and heath
No on Map: WSH02

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  • The Small-leaved Mottlecah (Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. elachantha) is a priority species. The specimen at Broadway Arboretum is not Declared or Priority Flora.
  • Grows in a variety of soils.
  • Six novel phloroglucinol dialdehyde diterpene derivatives (macrocarpals B-G), which have antibacterial activity, were isolated from leaves of Eucalyptus macrocarpa (1); and A novel antibacterial compound, macrocarpal A, was isolated from the leaves of Eucalyptus macrocarpa (2)