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Department of Botany

Since 1980

Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.



   Botanical NameEucalyptus tereticornis Sm.
   SynonymsEucalyptus insignis. Naudin.; Eucalyptus populifolia. Desf.
   Common NameEnglish : Forest Red Gum / Tamil : Thailamaram
   DistributionGlobal : Throughout the tropics including Australia, Queensland
Indian : Throughout India
   DescriptionLarge trees up to 25m height, bark white, smooth; pealing of bark common in mature trees. Branchlet angular, pubescent in young. Leaves simple, alternate, opposite in seedling, estipulate ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, gland-dotted; lateral nerves many, pinnate, faint, intercostate reticulate. Inflorescence Axillary umbels. Flowers bisexual, white, 7-11 flowered, hypanthium campanulate, operculum conical, horn-shaped. Stamens many, filament unequal; ovary inferior, adnate to the hypanthum, 3-4celled. Ovules many, style simple, stigma capitate. Fruit capsulepedicellate, truncate-globular, disc ascending; seeds many.
   Flowering Fruiting periodThroughout the year / March - September
   UsesRailway sleepers, reforestation, shelter-belts, and shade
   Medicinal UsesTreatment for dysentery, muscle-relaxant, diarrhoea, and oil used as pain killer.
   Tamil NameThailamaram