Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Medium to very tall tree, mature at 15 m but can reach 70 m. Young and juvenile leaves are broadly ovate to lanceolate, opposite, blue or purplish coloured and borne on 4-angled stems. Mature leaves are pendulous, alternate, glossy, dark bluish-green and sickle shaped. Creamy white flowers are borne either singly or in clusters of 3 to 7 on short stalks. The distinctive woody fruit capsules are conical to cup-shaped, 8-20 mm across, are warty and pale blue in colour.
eucalyptus: From the Greek eu ‘good or well’ and calypha ‘covered’, alluding to the calyx which covers the flower like a lid.
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