|Eucalyptus globulus subsp. maidenii|
Eucalyptus globulus, commonly known as southern blue gum or blue gum, is a species of tall, evergreen tree endemic to southeastern Australia. This Eucalyptus species has mostly smooth bark, juvenile leaves that are whitish and waxy on the lower surface, glossy green, lance-shaped adult leaves, glaucous, ribbed flower buds arranged singly or in groups of three or seven in leaf axils, white flowers and woody fruit.
There are four subspecies, each with a different distribution across Australia, occurring in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. The subspecies are the Victorian blue gum, Tasmanian blue gum, Maiden's gum, and Victorian eurabbie.
From French eucalyptus.
- Rhymes: -ɪptəs
- IPA(key): /ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs/
eucalyptus (plural eucalypti or eucalyptuses)
- Any of many trees, of genus Eucalyptus, native mainly to Australia.
- Synonyms: gum tree, eucalypt
- Hyponyms: gum, mallee, stringybark, ironbark, blackbutt, yate, yellow box
- A greenish colour, like that of a eucalyptus leaves.