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Eucalyptus alba
(white gum)

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Eucalyptus alba (white gum)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Eucalyptus alba
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white gum
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
South-east of Darwin, Northern Teritory, Australia.
TitleTree habit
CaptionSouth-east of Darwin, Northern Teritory, Australia.
CopyrightD. Kleinig/CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
South-east of Darwin, Northern Teritory, Australia.
Tree habitSouth-east of Darwin, Northern Teritory, Australia.D. Kleinig/CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Eucalyptus alba Reinw. ex Blume

Preferred Common Name

  • white gum

Variety

  • Eucalyptus alba var. alba
  • Eucalyptus alba var. australasica Blakely & Jacobs ex Blakely

International Common Names

  • English: Timor white gum

Local Common Names

  • Australia: khaki gum; poplar gum; salmon gum
  • Indonesia: ceplik (dried fruit); hue

EPPO code

  • EUCAL (Eucalyptus alba)

Trade name

  • white gum

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Myrtales
  •                         Family: Myrtaceae
  •                             Genus: Eucalyptus
  •                                 Species: Eucalyptus alba

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Leptocybe invasa (blue gum chalcid)

Wood Products

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Boats

Charcoal

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Pit props
  • Posts

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction

Vehicle bodies