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Red eucalyptus (Eucalyptus pellita)

Red eucalyptus or red mahogany (Eucalyptus pellita) is a species of plant in the Myrtaceae, medium to tall tree, growing up to 40 meters tall cylindrical trunk, bark is rough or fibrous or flaky, dark red or grayish or brown in color.

E. pellita has green, glossy leaves on the upper side, broad lance-shaped to egg-shaped, 100-230 mm long, 30-65 mm wide and tapering to the stalk.

Dlium Red eucalyptus (Eucalyptus pellita)



Flower buds are arranged in leaf axils on flat, unbranched stalks, 12-32 mm long and individual buds on stalks 6-7 mm long. Mature shoots are oval, 15-16 mm long and 9-10 mm wide with a conical or beaked operculum.

The fruit is woody, cup-shaped to capsule or conical, 6-11 mm long and 8-14 mm wide with the valve protruding strongly above the edge.

Red eucalyptus grows in open forests, especially on gentle slopes, in wet or dry areas, nearshore forests and lowlands.



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

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