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: It is not known whether any species of Eucalyptus escape in Mozambique but as it is likely that they do, we have created a genus page, without listing any species.

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

Mozambique: 0 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Ophiusa mejanesi (Variable Drab)
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Other sources of information about Eucalyptus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Eucalyptus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Eucalyptus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Eucalyptus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Eucalyptus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1014, retrieved 30 November 2023

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