Taxonomic Status Long lived woody perennial. Scientific Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis. At its center a beak-like protrusion which is the origin for the Hebrew species’ name. Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. Uses: Probably the most widely cultivated Eucalypt species in the world , due in part to its tolerance of periodic water logging and seasonal drought. Family: Myrtaceae. ◄ Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora Thumbnails. Many river red gums on the banks of the Barcoo River, south-west Queensland. As a shade tree in open parks and reserves along creeks and rivers. Water management would include the removal of subsidies for irrigation, issuing water licenses, and the flooding of forests in suitable seasons.. Natural History: Eucalyptus comes from the Greek word meaning "well-capped" referring to the cap which covers the developing flowers of the genus. Eucalyptus camaldulensis Taxonomy ID: 34316 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid34316) current name. Scientific Names. This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 02:24. Eucalyptus tereticornis rostrata Ewart.  Fertilisation will therefore occur with other flowers on the same tree or other flowers on a different tree. The global weed compendium lists E. camaldulensis as a weed in Portugal, Canary Islands, South Africa, Spain, Bangladesh, the United States, Ecuador, the Galapagos and other countries. Eucalyptus camaldulensis Photo courtesy Dr. Mark Brunell. Red gum is so named for its brilliant red wood, which can range from a light pink through to almost black, depending on the age and weathering. Common Name - river redgum. The river red gum is one of the best known of all eucalypts.  The dense foliage of the tree also provides shade and shelter from the sun in drier areas. In 1847 Diederich von Schlechtendal gave the species the name Eucalyptus rostrata but the name was illegitimate (a nomen illegitimum) because it had already been applied by Cavanilles to a different species (now known as Eucalyptus robusta). A graceful spreading growth habit combined with beautiful smooth multi-coloured bark are the key features of this widespread and adaptable Australian tree. The eucalypt originates in Australia where it has a wide distribution across the country. River Red Gum. The beauty of Eucalyptus camaldulensis , with its multicoloured bark, has inspired gardeners around the world to cultivate it, hence it is now a widely cultivated species, and reported as the most widespread of all eucalypts. Eucalyptus camaldulensis. subcinerea Zones of introgression are known with E. tereticornis in eastern Australia and E. rudis in Western Australia, where distributions overlap. It is frequently a dominant component of riparian communities, and is an iconic and important species of the Murray-Darling catchment, both ecologically and economically. Rounded Shape. camaldulensis. . Eucalyptus camaldulensis is spreading, usually dense tree with a smooth, grey or whitish blue trunk, sometimes streaked or tinted reddish pink. Significant amounts of Victoria and NSW's firewood comes from red gums in the Barmah forest.  The operculum, or cap, protects the interior of the flower bud, as the male and female parts develop. The Red River Gum is botanically called Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Family: Myrtaceae. These conditions are perfect for river red gums, which rapidly formed forests in the area. Natural water run-off can also be affected, leaving some trees permanently flooded due to the build-up of water behind dams, or the permanent water flow. Has Evergreen foliage.  It would also seem that as the seeding and flooding do not entirely coincide, it could be inferred that the conditions for germination, such as damp soil and plenty of sunlight, are more important in the continuation of the species than seed dispersal by means of floodwater. River red gum prefers soils with clay content. I have chosen to arrange them this way because a single species may have a multitude of common names, and several species may also share the same common name. White; tree. Height: 45 - 150 … Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Previous Taxonomic Names Eucalyptus camaldulensis since 1832 but also listed as Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. longirostis, E. acuminata and E. rostrata (ANH et al 2006). camaldulensis... after Camalduli, a district in Italy. The bark is reddish brown and peels on smaller stems and becomes gray and stringy on the trunk as the tree matures. Eucalyptus camaldulensis is the most widespread species of eucalypt in Australia, occurring in every mainland State.