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.

Comment: Although we have little information on this site about cultivated species of Eucalyptus, interested readers may find the following paper of interest, Mullin (1998), Eucalypts in Harare, which may be downloaded from this page.

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

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Ophiusa mejanesi (Variable Drab) Larval food plant
Eucalyptus grandis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
citriodora Hook.E
grandis MaidenEDescription, Image
sp. CImage
tereticornis Sm.E

Other sources of information about Eucalyptus:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eucalyptus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eucalyptus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eucalyptus
Wikipedia: Eucalyptus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eucalyptus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eucalyptus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eucalyptus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1014, retrieved 27 January 2023

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