5598.000 Eucalyptus L'Hér. - Gums

Description of the genus

Shrubs and trees. Leaves often of two types: juvenile, which are horizontal, opposite, cordate and sessile; and adult, which are usually vertical, alternate, petiolate and elongate. Inflorescence a cyme, often consisting of few to many umbels. Perianth modified to form an operculum which falls off when the stamens expand. Stamens numerous. Ovary inferior, 3-6-locular. Fruit a hard and woody capsule.

Worldwide: c. 600 species, almost entirely confined to Australia

Zambia: 9 cultivated taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Ophiusa mejanesi (Variable Drab)
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Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

camaldulensis Dehnh.
citriodora Hook.
cloeziana F. Muell.
ficifolia F. Muell.Description, Image
grandis MaidenDescription, Image
maculata Hook.
robusta Sm.
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tereticornis Sm.

Other sources of information about Eucalyptus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Eucalyptus
Flora of Mozambique: Eucalyptus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Eucalyptus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eucalyptus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eucalyptus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eucalyptus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eucalyptus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eucalyptus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eucalyptus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eucalyptus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eucalyptus
JSTOR Plant Science: Eucalyptus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eucalyptus
Plants of the World Online: Eucalyptus
Tropicos: Eucalyptus
Wikipedia: Eucalyptus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Eucalyptus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1014, retrieved 29 September 2023

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