Eucalyptus cunninghamii (watercolour)
Eucalyptus cunninghamii [Illustration labelled as Eucalyptus rupicola]
Cliff Mallee Ash
State Botanical Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
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This Cliff Mallee Ash Eucalyptus cunninghamii was painted by Stan Kelly to allow clear identification of the species by showing the stem, bud, leaf and flower.
The specimen of Eucalyptus cunninghamii he collected from Katoomba, New South Wales can be seen HERE.
Stan Kelly O.A.M. (1911 – 2001) was known in the Ararat region as an engine driver with a passion for the bush, and painting plants and flowers. In the wider world, Kelly was recognised as one of Australia’s premier botanical illustrators, especially respected for his published works on eucalypts.
Kelly's first book, Australian Eucalypts in Colour, was published in 1949, followed by his most celebrated work, Eucalypts Volumes I & II, first published in 1969, which became a core reference for students of Australian botany.
In 2009, a selection of Kelly’s botanical illustrations was adapted for the ‘N’ series Australian passport.