A type of scrubland with low-growing thick eucalypts, characteristic of certain parts of Australia.
Any semi-desert region of Australia where such scrub is the predominant vegetation.
*1958 , EO Schlunke, The Village Hampden :
*:‘They're going to lynch you, Regerson,’ Harry told him, grinning. ‘You'd better take to the mallee before they come for you.’
*1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 365:
*:It made no difference that he had also invented several ploughs and a device for grubbing Mallee country or that people had journeyed all the way from Melbourne to inspect them.
Any of several low-growing eucalypts characteristic of such scrubland, especially
(botany) The growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber, shared by species of related genera.
* (mallee ringneck)
* (mallee roller)
* mallee soil
(Australia) Any of various wattles (trees).
(Australia, used in combination) Any of various eucalypts.
* 2006 , D. J. Boland, M. I. H. Brooker, G. M. Chippendale, N. Hall, B. P. M. Hyland, R.D. Johnston, D. A. Kleinig, M. W. McDonald, J. D. Turner, Forest Trees of Australia , CSIRO,
* 2009 , Andrew Bain, Ethan Gelber, Cycling Australia ,
- Black sallee is most common adjacent to creeks and flats in mountainous, tableland country.
- In colder regions, mountain gums and white sallees – the beautiful twisted snow gums – occur.
* black sallee (Eucalyptus stellulata )
* Buffalo sallee (Eucalyptus mitchelliana )
* white sallee (Eucalyptus moorei'' or ''Eucalyptus pauciflora )