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Rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)

Leda or rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is a plant species in Myrtaceae, large trees up to 40 m tall, upright stems, not or sometimes buttresses, branch-free trunks up to 25 m, diameters up to 240 cm, smooth bark, white , irregular peeling to form green, yellow and purplish brown.

E. deglupta has young leaves arranged facing each other and in the form of lancet. Old leaves arranged facing or alternating, round to lanceolate, 7.5-20 cm long, 5-7.5 cm wide, blunt or taper end, round or blunt base, a primary bone and several secondary bones irregularly pinnate.

Dlium Rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)


Umbrella-shaped compound flowers, growing on the armpits of leaves or twigs, each panicle consists of 3-7 flowers, white and pale yellow. The fruit is wood, chocolate, hemispherical capsules, 3-5 mm long, three or four valves extending beyond the edge of the fruit. Each cell contains 3-12 brown seeds.

Rainbow eucalyptus grows in the humid tropics at an altitude of 0-1000 meters, soil containing sand or volcanic ash, rainfall types A-B to C. It is widely spread as an ornamental tree where bark is attractive, land reclamation, reforestation and forest enrichment.

Wood and bark can be used in pulp production, light and heavy construction, materials for floors, furniture, molds, boat compilers, poles, sticks, veneers, plywood, particle board, hardboard, wood-wool boards and mosquito repellent materials.



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

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