Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.

  • Family : MYRTACEAE
    (Myrtle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JAMUN FAMILY (जामुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MYRTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.
  • Common name : Forest Red Gum, Yukali
  • Vernacular name : Yukkali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : An extensively planted tree of lower hill slopes and plains.
  • Key identification features : Bark smooth, white, at times with patches. Leaves lanceolate, green, glabrous, subacute-cuneate, oblique at base, apex acuminate. Umbels axillary, simple, 7- (11-) flowered; peduncle angular. Flowers white, 1.5cm across; hypanthium companulate, operculum conical, horn-shaped, apex acute. Fruit pedicellate, truncate-globular, disc ascending; valves 4(5), strongly exserted
  • Flower, Fruit : October-September (Western Ghats)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Australia, New Guinea
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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. tereticornis. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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