- Eucalyptus globulus is an aromatic tree. Commonly attains a height of 150-180 ft. (45.7-54.9 m) and a diameter of 4-7 ft. (1.2-2.1 m). It has a straight trunk up to two-thirds of its total height and a well-developed crown.
- Leaves are glossy, dark green, thick and leathery. They average in length from 5.9-7.9 in. (15-20 cm). The leaves of the young shoots are ovate, opposite, and horizontal. They are covered with a grey, waxy bloom which is much thicker on the bottom surface of the leaf.
- Solitary white flowers with many stamens, arise from the axils on flattened stalks. They range from 1.6-2.2 in. (4-5.5 cm) wide. Sepals and petals are united to form a warty lid which is present on the bud and drops off at flowering. Flowers from December to May.
- The fruit is a hard, woody globose capsule. The fruit is 0.8-1 in. (2-2.5 cm) across. The numerous seeds are approximately 0.08 in. x 0.04 in. (2 x 1 mm). Seeds are dark brown with a brownish red chaff.
- Ecological Threat
- Eucalyptus globulus out-competes native vegetation for space, light and nutrients. It is native to Australia.
- Element Stewardship Abstract - The Nature Conservancy
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- California Invasive Plant Council
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- National Wildlife Refuge Association, Silent Invasion: A Call to Action from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 2002. Washington DC. 17 pp.
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
CategoriesCategory: Hardwood Trees
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|