Eucalyptus oleosa

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Eucalyptus oleosa
Eucalyptus-oleosa-buds.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. oleosa
Binomial name
Eucalyptus oleosa
F.Muell. ex Miq.

Eucalyptus oleosa, commonly known as the red mallee, glossy-leaved red mallee or the acorn mallee,[1] is a native tree of Australia. The leaves were once harvested for the production of cineole based eucalyptus oil.[2] Eucalyptus cneorifolia is now the predominant strain used in production due to a higher oil content in new growth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Nicolle. "Native Eucalypts of South Australia". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Boland, D.J., Brophy, J.J., and A.P.N. House, Eucalyptus Leaf Oils, 1991, ISBN 0-909605-69-6