Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

(River Red Gum)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Common name

River Red Gum

Flower colour; life form

White; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This widespread tree commonly found along inland waterways is frequently being planted in the area. The trunk has some rough fibrous bark at the base with smooth white bark above; the leaves are bluish-green and the operculum or cap on the bud frequently appears somewhat constricted before being drawn out into a point. A similar species, which occurs in coastal areas, Eucalyptus tereticornis, the Forest red gum, has a longer trunk relative to the crown and the operculum or cap on the buds is drawn out into a long ‘horn-like’ structure without any constriction, as well the leaves lack the bluish-green appearance.

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