Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson

First published in Telopea 6: 388 (1995)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Queensland to NE. New South Wales. It is a tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.


Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit

Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2600–2600 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Cundinamarca.
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Eucalipto, Eucalipto aromático, Eucalipto azul, Ocalipto

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E.

Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

LC - least concern

Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Tall tree.
Morphology General Bark
Bark smooth and deciduous throughout.
This species is very closely related to E. maculata Hook. and is sometimes treated as a variety of it.
It differs chiefly in the higher percentage of citronellal, and hence the more fragrant lemon-scented leaves, and in its non-rostrate operculum and somewhat smaller fruits.
Morphology Leaves
Its leaves are often narrower.

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Tree 25–40(–50) m tall with [orange-brown] powdery [smooth] bark.
Morphology Leaves
Juvenile leaves ovate to broadly lanceolate, sometimes peltate, occasionally setose with long oil glands; adult lanceolate, 8–16 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, very strongly lemon-scented when crushed; petiole flattened, 1.3–2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 3-flowered in axillary panicles; peduncle terete, 3–7 mm long; pedicels 1–6 mm long.
Morphology General Buds
Buds clavate; operculum hemispherical, 3–4 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube hemispherical, 5–6 mm long, 4–5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ovoid or urceolate, 0.7–1.5 cm long, 0.7–1.1 cm wide, often warty.
Fig. 5/8, p. 30.
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Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Common Names

Lemon-scented Gum


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