Eucalyptus Camaldulensis is from family of the Myrtaceae. It grows in woodland and forests of all mainland states and along watercourses. River Red Gum is its common name. Eucalyptus in Greek is referred to the cap which covers the developing flowers. Camaldulensis is named after Camalduli which is a district in Italy. The river red gum is one of the most known of all Eucalyptus. It is a medium sized tree that can reach the height of 40 meters in height. Its bark is smooth and white. Leaves are lanche shaped up to 250 mm long and blue grey. It produces white flowers in late spring and summer which are followed by small seeds about 60 mm in diameter with protruding valves.
The timber is used in many applications where there is contact with the ground. One of the famous specimen is Cazneaux tree which grows in South Australia. This tree was named after a photographer Harold Cazneaux in 1937 when he took a photo of the tree which was titled Spirit of Endurance. Eucalyptus Camaldulensis is a hardy tree in cultivation. It is too large for urban areas and gardens. This tree adapts to a wide range of soils. It thrives best in soils which assure great supply of water. Eucalyptus camaldulensis is propagated easily from seed which germinates readily. Some strange, wind shaped form of Eucalyptus camaldulensis can be found in areas near Geraldton in Western Australia.
Eucalyptus tree is best known for its fragnant oil. It is used in many domestic and medicinal uses. Eucalyptus essentail oils are used in both, mental and physical benefits. It is also a great insect reppelent and has antibacterial properties. Eucalyptus oil which is extracted from its leaves can also be used in making of deodorant, perfumes and soaps. There are many benefits of Eucalyptus trees.
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