Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the family Myrtaceae. Members of this genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. Species of eucalyptus are cultivated widely in the tropical and temperate world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, China, and the Indian subcontinent. Some eucalyptus species have attracted attention from horticulturists, global development researchers, and environmentalists because of their desirable traits such as being fast-growing sources of wood, producing oil that can be used for cleaning, and functioning as a natural insecticide or having an ability to be used to drain swamps. Nowadays, regular plantations of eucalyptus are very common due to increasing demand for pole in construction work and also in paper industry. The biomass production on fresh wt. basis was 195 q/ha. in 10-year-old plant.


Eucalyptus Species Epicormic Shoot Eucalyptus Wood Eucalyptus Leave Adult Foliage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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