Eucalyptus saligna

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Name and publication

Eucalyptus saligna Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 285 (1797).

Description

Fruits of the Sydney blue gum are sometimes encountered in potpourri imported from Australia. The capsules are clustered, shortly pedicellate or almost sessile, cylindrical to slightly pear-shaped (pyriform), 5-8 mm long x 4-7 mm wide, valves 3 or 4, exserted, curved outwards.

Nativity and distribution

Eucalyptus saligna is native to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia but cultivated elsewhere.

Family

Myrtaceae