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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Philippines to Australia.

[FZ]

Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees and shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Juvenile leaves mostly horizontal, opposite, cordate and sessile. Adult leaves sclerophyllous, mostly vertical, 2-facial, alternate, petiolate, usually elongate and narrowly lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence fundamentally a dichasial cyme showing various degrees of expansion, aggregation or compaction. The unit inflorescence or “umbel” is in fact a condensed and usually partly reduced dichasium.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle-tube obconical, campanulate or oblong, adnate to the ovary, truncate and entire after the operculum has fallen or with 4 minute teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth variously modified (see below) to form an operculum which falls off entire when the filaments expand.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous in several series, free or very rarely very shortly fused at the base into 4 clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior, 3–6-locular; placentation axile; ovules numerous in each locule; style subulate, rarely clavate, with a small truncate, capitate or rarely peltate stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit usually hard and woody, consisting of the more-or-less enlarged truncate receptacle-tube enclosing the capsule, which is always adnate to the receptacle-tube although often readily separable from it, opening by as many valves as there are locules.

[FTEA]

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs with smooth to very rough bark of various types
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually markedly different in juvenile, intermediate and adult phases, the juveniles often opposite, cordate and sessile but adults mostly alternate, usually petiolate, falcate and pendulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flower usually in umbel-like condensed usually pedunculate dichasial cymes, either single or more rarely paired in the leaf-axils or in terminal corymbose panicles; flowers 3 or more per umbel or in a few species solitary, sessile or pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb and corolla each or together forming an operculum which is shed at anthesis but calyx-lobes sometimes free, falling separately or together
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous; anthers dehiscing by pores or slits; connective mostly with a dorsal or terminal gland
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2–7-locular, inferior or partly superior; ovules numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule usually woody, loculicidal or rarely circumscissile with scars left by falling operculum and androecium; disc convex or descending; valves included to exserted.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Trees and shrubs, heterophyllous with different seedling, juvenile, intermediate and adult leaves
Morphology Leaves
Adult leaves mostly alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences mostly umbel-like, with 3 or more flowers or rarely flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx and corolla each or together forming an operculum which falls off at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens many
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2–7-celled, with axile placentas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule enclosed by a ± woody wall formed by the hypanthium, several. to many-seeded.
Distribution
More than 800 species, the vast majority in Australia, but extending to Malaysia and the Philippines.
Note
Only fairly recently introduced in Somalia and information very scarce. A number of species have been planted in trials with various success. Only three species that are believed to be of more general occurrence are treated below. They are all called Baxarsaaf in Somali.

[FSOM]
Use
Many species are planted in the warmer parts of the world for timber, firewood, oil production or ornament.

Native to:

Bismarck Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, South Australia, Sulawesi, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Ascension, Azores, Baleares, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, Gambia, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hainan, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kenya, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Malawi, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Sardegna, Senegal, Sicilia, Society Is., Spain, St.Helena, Taiwan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Windward Is., Zambia, Zimbabwe

Eucalyptus L'Hér. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [373], Cameroon K000337916

First published in Sert. Angl.: 18 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Sert. Angl.: 18 (1788).

Flora of Somalia

  • Fl. of Australia 19: 1–448 (1988).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & G. Moggi [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chippendale, Fl. Austral. 19: 1–448 (1988)
  • Sert. Angl.: 18 (1788)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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