Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.

Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Eucalyptus Species: Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.






Synonym Eucalyptus insignis Naudin, Eucalyptus populifolia Desf., Eucalyptus tereticornis var. pruiniflora (Blakely) Cameron, Eucalyptus umbellata var. pruiniflora Blakely. Flower Color White
Common Name Forest red gum Flower Type Umbel
English / Trade Name Forest Red Gum, Blue Gum, Queensland Blue Gum, Grey Gum, Forest Red Gum, Mountain Gum, Red Irongum, Yukali, Slaty Gum, Red Ironbark,Red Gum, Bastard Box, Flooded Gum Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Safeda Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 30-1100m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit is a small woody capsule with protruding teeth.
Habitat Plains to Low Altitude, Cultivated, Raised in plantations, also planted as avenue tree Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of Australia Bark Details Bark grey, peeling in thin layers
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Evergreen trees, up to 30 m tall, trunk straight, usually unbranched for more than half of the total height of the tree, trunk surface colored in patches of white, gray and blue. Leaves narrow, lance shaped. Inflorescence umbels axillary, flowers buds long cones, longer than most eucalyptus species. The caps fall off to reveal the flowers which are mostly stamens. Fruit is a small woody capsule with protruding teeth. Leaf Details It has narrow, lanceshaped green leaves, ovate, elliptic from 10-20 cm long, and 1-3 cm wide.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details