Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.

 
  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
  • Common name : Lemon-scented Gum
  • Vernacular name : Yukkali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Essential oil is often commercial
  • Key identification features : Tall, handsome trees; bark shining whitish or reddish grey. Leaves linear- lanceolate, greyish-green, acute at base, acuminate at apex. Flowers white, in short axillary panicles. Fruits ovoid, flattened at tip.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
  • Native : Australia
  • World Distribution : Planted
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Eucalyptus citriodora. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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