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Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Gommier de riviere
Red River Gum

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10 mm

Flowering months

January,

February

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

45 m

Description

Introduced into Europe from Australia. The name ‘Red River Gum’ indicates the brilliant red colour of the wood. Grows near a water source.

The most common of all the Gum trees, planted in Europe for its timber. The roots of the tree exude a poisonous substance that prevents other plants from growing near it.

Flowers

Umbels of small creamy-white flowers (5-10).

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Young: egg-shaped, without stalks.
Mature: long, wider in the middle, pointed, blue-green, visible oil glands, 18-25 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: conical, 5-6 mm across, 4 valves.

Medical

Leaves: essential oil of Eucalyptus is antiseptic, antiviral and loosens catarrh.

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