Red gum

Red gum

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

  • Leaves shaped like a long spearhead, 3-4 times longer than wide
  • Buds and fruit in clusters of five or more (usually seven)
  • Bud hemispheric, with a distinct beak; branches often drooping
Red gum
Red gum

Spider gum

Spider gum

Eucalyptus conferruminata

  • Leaves egg-shaped or round, barely twice as long as wide
  • Buds and fruit fused into a spherical cluster the size of a small fist
Spider gum
Spider gum

White iron bark

White iron bark

Eucalyptus leucoxylon

  • Leaves shaped like a long spearhead, 3-4 times longer than wide
  • Buds and fruit always in clusters of three, on a long, slender stalk
  • Bark shed in plates or patches
  • Some stamens without anthers
White iron bark
White iron bark

Forest red gum

Forest red gum

Eucalyptus tereticornis

  • Leaves shaped like a long spearhead, 3-4 times longer than wide
  • Buds and fruit in clusters of five or more (usually seven)
  • Bud horn-shaped or conical, not beaked
  • Branches often angled sharply upward
Forest red gum

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Forest red gum

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Ribbon gum

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Ribbon gum

Eucalyptus viminalis

  • Leaves shaped like a long spearhead, 3-4 times longer than wide
  • Buds and fruit always in clusters of three, with a short stalk
  • Bark shed in long slender ribbons
  • All stamens have anthers
Ribbon gum
Ribbon gum