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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The River Red Gum: A Tree of The Family Myrtaceae
by Arunas Travel Photography - 18

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

The River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is an evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, native to Australia.



Five interesting facts about the river red gum:

  • It can grow to 45 metres (148 ft) tall.
  • It could reach ages of 500 to 1000 years.
  • It is of major importance in Australia as a source of honey, producing heavy yields of nectar in good seasons.
  • It is one of the most widely planted eucalypts in the world.
  • The essential oil from the leaves has been used medicinally for treating coughs and as a vermifuge.

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
River Red Gum branch, Spain

River Red Gum
River Red Gum leaves, Spain

River Red Gum
River Red Gum trunk, Spain

River Red Gum
River Red Gum leaves, Spain

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
River Red Gum leaves, Spain

River Red Gum
River Red Gum leaves, Spain

River Red Gum
River Red Gum tree, Spain

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18 comments

  1. Gorgeous looking tree! I love that the oils from it can be used for healing.

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  2. Great photos and facts about this tree! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Stephanie5:29 am CEST

    Thats amazing that they can use the oil from the leaves for medicine. And that they can live that long!

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  4. I bet the leaves have a nice scent. :) Thank you for sharing these interesting facts about the River Red Gum. :)

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  5. What a beautiful tree in a gorgeous place. I didn't know any of these facts! :)

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  6. Is this the tree that is referenced in the one kid song? Kukabara sits in the old gum tree?

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  7. Elizabeth O7:53 pm CEST

    What a truly stunning tree. Isn't nature just beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this post.

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  8. I love gum trees! With grew up with many gum species in Australia. The river red gum is gorgeous and I love your photos :)

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  9. Carol Cassara10:55 pm CEST

    The trunk is so unique, I love the colors and the texture. I think it's really nice to look at. I've never encountered this tree before.

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  10. What a beautiful tree! Not only lovely, but its leaves have healing properties. Your photographs are gorgeous.

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  11. Gorgeous! I love the leaves and that would look so beautiful in our garden.

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  12. That River Red Tree is very impressive. I can see why it would be the most planted Eucalyptus. If it lives for 500 to 1,000 years though how many is enough. But then we do need to think of future generations. I love the architecture displayed behind it.

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  13. oh so nice! I'm not much of a botanist but was always curious about this tree. I often notice it in my trips!

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  14. This is one of my favorite trees! As a kid my mom swore by its benefits. Interesting to know they can live 500-1000 years! I wish I could as well!

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  15. I am from India and these are in abundance in the south. Not sure if they are the Eucalyptus camaldulensis, do you know? I am such a fan of Eucalyptus oil and its many benefits.

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  16. Regine L.12:16 pm CEST

    Wow! Those are interesting facts! It is so amazing that it can reach 500 to 1000 years!

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  17. Ok, this is a great way for us to really be in touch with mother nature. I never paid attention to leaves that much before! But wow!

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  18. A perfect Click i would say and this is one of my favorite tree and so many memories with it

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