Eucalyptus perriniana

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Spinning Gum
Eucalyptus perriniana.jpg
juvenile foliage and trunk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. perriniana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus perriniana
F. Muell. ex Rodway[1]

Eucalyptus perriniana, commonly known as Spinning Gum, is a tree or mallee which is native to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in Australia.[2] Spinning gum is a sub-alpine species and grows in areas which are normally snow covered for several months in winter. However domestic cultivars can grow in almost any temperate climate.


Catechin-7-O-glucoside and catechin-5-O-glucoside can be produced by biotransformation of (+)-catechin by cultured cells of E. perriniana.[3]

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  1. ^ "Eucalyptus perriniana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Hill, K. "Eucalyptus perriniana F.Muell. ex Rodway". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Biotransformation of (+)-catechin by plant cultured cells of Eucalyptus perriniana. Otani S, Kondo Y, Asada Y, Furuya, Hamada, Nakajima, Ishihara and Hamada H, Plant Biotechnol., 2004, Vol. 21, No. 5, pages 407-409 (abstract)