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: 5 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
torelliana F.Muell.Description

Other sources of information about Eucalyptus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eucalyptus
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:

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: 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: Genus page: Eucalyptus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1014, retrieved 19 April 2024

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