Eucalyptus grandis Maiden

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Eucalyptus grandis

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Common names: Saligna (English) Toolur (English)
Description: Tree. Bark smooth, white or glaucous. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, attenuate-acuminate. Umbels axillary, 3-10-flowered; peduncles c.1-1.2 cm, flattened; pedicels scarcely differentiated from the receptacle-tube. Operculum conical, shorter than broad. Fruit 7-8 mm, glaucous; valves 4-6, clearly visible at the mouth.
Notes: This species and its hybrids with Eucalyptus saligna are commonly planted in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: grandis: of great size
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Coastal parts of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 11 March 2007

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 64.

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 209. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96. As Eucalyptus cf. grandis

Other sources of information about Eucalyptus grandis:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Eucalyptus grandis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Eucalyptus grandis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eucalyptus grandis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Eucalyptus grandis., retrieved 25 June 2024

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