Gum Leaves - Box Leaves

List with leaves of Eucalyptus / Gums / Boxes

From the eucalyptus trees there are over 600 species. Native of the trees belonging to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), in Australia and Indonesia. Some eucalyptus trees are cultivated but also on the American Pacific coast, in southern Europe and Africa.

The trees grow quickly and are as a rule evergreen. Some species are hardy and tolerate temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius and grow to over 800 meters yet. Other species are able after forest fires again drive out, they have fire-resistant roots. The shape of the leaves can vary greatly depending on the age of the tree.

In English, we say to eucalyptus gum or box also, in German also Blaugummibaum.

Use to find the eucalyptus trees, which are also called eucalypts, as timber, for shipbuilding, the construction of musical instruments, flooring, lumber, fence posts and for some kinds are very useful as firewood. Likewise, skin-friendly oils are derived from the eucalyptus. As food for the Koala Bear or constituent of cough drops the eucalyptus is known to everyone.

Eucalyptus globulus
blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) leaf

It always enclose two leaves the branch. The leaves are ovate and green. The leaf margin is smooth. The leaf arrangement is alternate.

Eucalyptus umbra
broad-leaved white mahogany (Eucalyptus umbra) leaf

The leaves are oblong and light green. The leaf margin is smooth. The leaves are close together.

Eucalyptus paniculata
grey ironbark (Eucalyptus paniculata) leaf

The leaves are ovate, green and the leaf edge is smooth.

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
red river gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) leaf

The leaf is slightly ovate to oblong, green to gray-green and is long up to 30 cm (11.81 in). The leaf margin is smooth.

Eucalyptus polyanthemos
silver dollar gum (Eucalyptus polyanthemos) leaf

The leaves are almost round, blue-green in color and the leaf margin is slightly notched.

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp niphophila
snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp niphophila) leaf

The leaves are oblong to oblong-oval, gray-green to whitish shimmer. The leaf margin is smooth.