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Eucalyptus punctata (gray gum)

Synonyms: Eucalyptus shiressii; Eucalyptus tereticornis var. brachycorys

Wikipedia Abstract

Eucalyptus punctata, commonly known as grey gum, is a large tree of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, native to South East Queensland and eastern New South Wales, where it specialises in poor soils such as Sydney sandstone. Its leaves are one of the favoured foods of the koala. The tree's common name comes from its bark, which takes a greyish cast at about one year of age (see photograph). On most trees this bark is partly shed, revealing a bare and slightly orange or brown tinted smooth surface.
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Height [2]  98 feet (30 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  Citronellal, an essential oil found in most Eucalyptus species is reported to be mutagenic when used in isolation; In large doses, oil of eucalyptus, like so many essential oils has caused fatalities from intestinal irritation; Death is reported from ingestion of 4 - 24 ml of essential oils, but recoveries are also reported for the same amount; Symptoms include gastroenteric burning and irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, oxygen deficiency, ,weakness, dizziness, stupor, difficult respiration, delirium, paralysis, convulsions, and death, usually due to respiratory failure;
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Pollinators [2]  Bees
Specific Gravity [3]  0.908
Structure [2]  Tree
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Apiomorpha conica[4]
Apiomorpha pedunculata[4]
Apiomorpha strombylosa[4]
Aroa melanoleuca[5]
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala)[6]
Zelotypia stacyi (Bentwing ghost moth)[5]


Parasitized by 
Cryphodera eucalypti <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership



Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository. 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 6KOALA FEEDING AND ROOSTING TREES IN THE CAMPBELLTOWN AREA OF NEW SOUTH WALES, ALAN F. SLUITER , ROBERT L. CLOSE AND STEVEN J. WARD, Australian Mammalogy 23: 173-175 (2005) 7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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