Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
- Common Name: Tasmanian Blue Gum
- Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: New South Wales to Tasmania
- Habitat: Damp marshy areas on moist loams and clays in coastal region
- Description: Blue Gum Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree that reaches a height of 15 meters or more. Bark is grayish, peeling off in thin, long strips, whitish gray underneath. Young leaves are cordate, glaucous-blue, and clasping the stem. Mature leaves are leathery, lanceolate, dark green, usually somewhat sickle-shaped, more than 30 centimeters long. Flowers are white, about 1.5 centimeters in diameter. Fruit is obovoid or somewhat rounded, about 8 millimeters in diameter.1
- Uses: Oils are in classified into:
- medicinal, containing eucalytol or cineol
- industrial, containing terpenes, used in mining operations
- aromatic, as in E. citriodora
Considered anesthetic, antibronchitic, antiseptic, anticatarrh, antiparasitic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, cooling, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, febrifuge, rubefacient, analgesic, insect repellent, sedative, expectorant, stimulant.1
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally.
- Accession # 200400173
- Source: Jeff Smith - Connecticut College
- Accession Date: 09-20-2004
- Bench: 2317 - Sm Aquatic Tanks
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 01-19-2022
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: rosids
- Order: Myrtales
- Family: Myrtaceae
- SubFamily: Myrtoideae
- Tribe: Eucalypteae
- Eucalyptus at Philippine Alternative Medicine. Last accessed Tuesday, 18 December, 2018.
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Tuesday, 18 December, 2018.
- WCSP (2015). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Tuesday, 18 December, 2018.
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