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.

Descriptions

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. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol
[CPLC]

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

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. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61905636/61905657

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Tall tree.
Morphology General Bark
Bark smooth and deciduous throughout.
Note
This species is very closely related to E. maculata Hook. and is sometimes treated as a variety of it.
Diagnostic
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.
[FZ]

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.
Figures
Fig. 5/8, p. 30.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T3 T4 U2 Z
[FTEA]

Uses

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.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Lemon-scented Gum

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