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Eucalyptus deglupta

Eucalyptus deglupta Blume

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindano Gum, Rainbow Gum, Indonesian Gum

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyMyrtaceaeMyrtle family, include myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus
GenusEucalyptusFrom the Greek ευ, “well,” and καλυπτος (kalyptos), “covered,” for the covering that encloses the flower
Speciesdeglupta

About plant names...

The genus Eucalyptus was described and named in 1788 by the French botanist l’Héritier. Rainbow eucalpytus is a native of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Phillippines. In North America, it is naturalized only in Hawaii. It is the only eucalyptus found naturally in the northern hemisphere.

Identification: This species of eucalyptus can reach as much as 250' (76 m) in height. This is the most stunning and unique tree trunk that I have ever seen. The common name “rainbow eucalyptus” comes from its smooth bark, which may be yellow, orange, brown, blue, red, or purple, as well as bright green after peeling. No other tree shows such unique coloration in the trunk. It prefers full sun. It is planted as an ornamental tree, for its dramatic bark, and also forested for timber and ornamental wood.

Online References:

Eucalyptus deglupta on eucalyptusdeglupta.com

Eucalyptus deglupta on www.kuriositas.com

Eucalyptus deglupta on the World Agroforestry Centre’s AgroForestryTree Database

Eucalyptus deglupta on www.tradewindsfruit.com

Eucalyptus deglupta on Wikipedia

Eucalyptus deglupta on www.princeofpalms.com

Eucalyptus deglupta on Forest and Kim Starr’s Starr Environmental site

Eucalyptus deglupta at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Eucalyptus deglupta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Oct 2013.

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Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindano Gum, Rainbow Gum, Indonesian Gum)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 3½ × 4½' (1 × 1.4 m)

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindano Gum, Rainbow Gum, Indonesian Gum)

8/19/2004 · Haleakula, Maui, HI

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindano Gum, Rainbow Gum, Indonesian Gum)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 4½ × 7' (1.5 × 2.2 m)

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