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Hue (Eucalyptus alba)

Hue or ampupu or white eucalyptus or white gum or khaki gum or poplar gum (Eucalyptus alba) is plant species in Myrtaceae, trees 5-18 m tall and canopies spread over 5-15 m, have smooth bark, egg-shaped leaves, seven flower buds in groups that are white and conical for hemispherical fruit.

E. alba grows singly or branched, fine bark is easily scratched by showing a green color on the inside, starchy, red and become white or beige, often growing obliquely with straight or bent stems.

Dlium Hue (Eucalyptus alba)

The leaves are arranged alternately and are lined up in long and small stems, egg-shaped to slightly rounded, 5-20 cm long, 5-12 cm wide, have a single main bone in the middle and minor bones are pinned to the side, green and both sides have the same character.

Flower buds are arranged in groups of seven items on stems with a length of 4-14 mm. The buds are oval to round with an operculum 3-5 mm long and 4-7 mm wide. White flowers appear in August-November and are sometimes abundant.

Cone-shaped fruit to the hemisphere, 4-7 mm long, 5-8 mm wide and brown when ripe. Hue grows in the tropics in open forest on slopes or flat surfaces in rocky limestone or lime soil and is drought resistant by shedding leaves.

Plants have a horticutural appeal as small ornamental trees, where nesting birds and flowers are used in the beekeeping industry for honey. Wood is often used for fences and firewood.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Eucalypteae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: Eucalyptus alba

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