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Published In: Telopea 6(2–3): 388. 1995. (Telopea) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text:


Contributor Institution:

Don McNair Herbarium, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW-2308, Australia

E-mail:abdul.ghafour@newcastle.edu.au; artemisiella89@gmail.com

Synonym Text:

Eucalyptus citriodora Hook. in T. L. Mitchell, J. exped. Trop. Austr. 235. 1848; Benth., Fl. Austr. 3: 1866; R. Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 250. 1956; L. H. Bailey & E. Z. Bailey, Hort. Third 451. 1976; Chippend., Fl. Austr. 19: 106. Fig. 48 E – F. 1988; Eucalyptus maculata var. citriodora (Hook.) L. H. Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 1: 1152. 1947.


Balmy Creek, Queensland, Australia 16 July 1846, T. L. Mitchel 153. (holo: K; Iso: CGE, M).


A native of Eastern Australia (Queensland and New South Wales); introduced in Pakistan (in gardens in the plains) and elsewhere.


The Timber is strong and flexible and used for shafts, bridge construction, flooring and tool handles; also used for paper and pulp-making. The oil is clear white, and of pleasing, penetrating odor, used for perfuming soaps.

Map Location:

R. Parker (l.c.) reports it from Abbottabad and Prof. Shaukat Chaudhary (Personal Communication) stated that it is commonly grown in Sialkot. However, author has not seen any herbarium material.


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Trees 25 – 30 m tall, with hanging shoots. Bark smooth throughout, usually white, cream, sometimes pink or coppery. Juvenile leaves alternate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, 14 – 21 x 4.5 – 8 cm, some pale green and peltate, setose, glabrous and glossy later. Adult leaves alternate, petioles 1.3 – 2 cm, flattened; lamina lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 8 – 16 x 0.5 – 1.8 (-2) cm, lateral veins faintly visible, long acuminate, strongly lemon-scented when crushed. Inflorescence axillary, corymb-like panicle of 3-flowered umbels on 3 – 7 mm long, terete peduncles. Flowers white, pedicels 1 – 6 mm long, terete. Buds clavate, 7 – 10 x 4 – 6 mm with 3 – 4 x 4 – 5 mm, apiculate calyptra; hypanthium hemispherical, 5 – 6 x 4 – 5 mm. Fruits ovoid or urceolate, 7 – 15 x 7 – 11 mm, often warted.; disc broad, descending, valves 3 or 4, deeply included or enclosed. Seeds boat-shaped, reddish black.

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