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Taxon: Eucalyptus globulus Labill.

Genus: Eucalyptus subgenus: Symphyomyrtus section: Maidenaria
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Eucalypteae
Nomen number: 15919
Place of publication: Voy. rech. Pérouse 1:153, t. 13. 1800
Name verified on: 27-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • bastard eurabbie   (Source: F NSWales [as E. pseudoglobulus]) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus]
  • blue gum   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • eurabbie   (Source: F Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata]
  • Gippsland blue gum   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus]
  • Maiden's gum   (Source: F Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. maidenii]
  • southern blue gum   (Source: F Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata]
  • southern blue gum   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • Tasmanian blue gum   (Source: F Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus]
  • Victorian blue gum   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Victorian eurabbie   (Source: F Aust ) – English   [Eucalyptus globulus subsp. pseudoglobulus]
  • lan an   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • eucalyptus globuleux   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • gommier bleu   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Blaugummibaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Fieberbaum   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • eucalitto globolo   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • eucalipto-comum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • gomeiro-azul   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • eucalipto azul   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • feberträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [e.], Tasmania, Victoria

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Morocco
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Free State
    China: China
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland
    Southeastern Europe: Italy [incl. Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain [incl. Baleares]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Panama
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Chile - Juan Fernandez

  • also cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. [cultivated].
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Cannon, J. & M. Cannon. 1994. Dye plants and dyeing. The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh. 1993–. Flora of Victoria.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia. [with four subspecies].
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 232.
  • Luna, R. K. 1996. Plantation trees.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Ortega-Sada, J. L. 1987. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 130.
  • Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles. [introd.].
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Eucalyptus globulus Labill.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Eucalyptus globulus cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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