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Eucalyptus tereticornis

Plant Family


Alternative Common Names

Blue gum, red iron gum.

Tall tree 20-50m high. The trunk is straight, usually unbranched for more than half of the total height of the tree and has a girth of up to 2 m. The bark is shed in irregular sheets, resulting in a smooth trunk surface coloured in patches of white, grey and blue, corresponding to areas that shed their bark at different times. The leaves are used in the production of cineole based eucalyptus oil.

Leaves - are the same shade of green on both sides, lance-shaped to curved

Flower - buds are arranged in leaf axils in groups of seven, nine or eleven. Flowers are white.

Fruit - woody, hemispherical capsule 2–6 mm long and 4–8 mm wide with the valves prominently protruding.

Flowering has been recorded over most of the year.


Community dominant, widespread in grassy, wet or dry forest or woodland on soils of medium to high fertility.


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