insignis Naudin, Eucalyptus
populifolia Desf., Eucalyptus
tereticornis var. pruiniflora
(Blakely) Cameron, Eucalyptus
umbellata var. pruiniflora Blakely.
||Forest red gum
|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
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruit is a small woody capsule with protruding teeth.
||Plains to Low Altitude, Cultivated, Raised in plantations, also planted as avenue tree
||Native of Australia
||Bark grey, peeling in thin layers
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|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.
||It has narrow, lanceshaped green leaves, ovate, elliptic from 10-20 cm long, and 1-3 cm wide.