Eucalyptus kochii

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Eucalyptus kochii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. kochii
Binomial name
Eucalyptus kochii
Maiden & Blakely[1]

Eucalyptus kochii, commonly known as oil mallee,[1] is a native tree of Western Australia.

There are two subspecies:

  • Eucalyptus kochii subsp. kochii
  • Eucalyptus kochii subsp. plenissima

It is cultivated in plantations for the production of eucalyptus oil. The distilled oil has a very high content of cineole (83-94%).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eucalyptus kochii Maiden & Blakely". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ Boland, D.J., Brophy, J.J., and A.P.N. House, Eucalyptus Leaf Oils, 1991, ISBN 0-909605-69-6

External links[edit]

  • Byrne, M., "High genetic identities between three oil mallee taxa, Eucalyptus kochii ssp. kochii, ssp. plenissima and E. horistes, based on nuclear RFLP analysis", Heredity, 1999, 82, pp205–211 [1]