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lemon-scented gum

Habit Trees, to 35 m; trunk golden becoming tan, straight, slender, graceful, smooth; bark shed in irregular pieces.


petiole 1–2 cm;

blade green, lanceolate, often falcate, 10–20 × 1–2 cm.


3–5-flowered, umbels in panicles.


terete, 1–1.5 cm.


hypanthium hemispheric, 5–6 mm, length more than calyptra;

calyptra mostly rostrate;

stamens white.


urn-shaped, to 15 mm, not glaucous;

valves 3 or 4, included.


= 22, 44.

Eucalyptus citriodora

Phenology Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat Disturbed areas.
Elevation 0–300 m. (0–1000 ft.)
from FNA
CA; e Australia [Introduced in North America]

Eucalyptus citriodora is often treated as Corymbia citriodora; it is found only in southern coastal and urban areas and is commonly cultivated.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 10.
Parent taxa Myrtaceae > Eucalyptus
Sibling taxa
E. camaldulensis, E. cladocalyx, E. conferruminata, E. coolabah, E. globulus, E. grandis, E. mannifera, E. polyanthemos, E. pulchella, E. robusta, E. sideroxylon, E. tereticornis, E. torelliana, E. viminalis
Synonyms Corymbia citriodora, E. maculata var. citriodora
Name authority Hooker in T. L. Mitchell: J. Exped. Trop. Australia, 235. (1848)
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