Eucalyptus macarthurii

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Eucalyptus macarthurii
Eucalyptus macarthurii Bowral.jpg
Camden Woollybutt at Bowral, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. macarthurii
Binomial name
Eucalyptus macarthurii
H. Deane & Maiden

Eucalyptus macarthurii (Camden Woollybutt or Paddy's River Box) is a medium-size tree (to 45 m) endemic to New South Wales, Australia. It is native in the Moss Vale District and South of Jenolan. They  surround Bradman Oval, at Bowral.

The juvenile leaves are up to 4.5 cm wide. Adult leaves are more slender, up to 13 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. The bark is shortly fibrous.[1]

In the past it was commercially harvested for geranyl acetate, which was extracted from the bark using distillation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C., Flora of the Sydney Region, Reed 1976, ISBN 0-589-07086-X
  2. ^ Boland, Douglas J.; Joseph J. Brophy; Alan P. N. House (1991). Eucalyptus Leaf Oils: Use, Chemistry, Distillation, and Marketing. Inkata Press. ISBN 0-909605-69-6.