Corymbia citriodora

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
  • Synonyms : Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.
  • Common Name : Lemon Scented Gum, Nilgiri
  • Plant Family : Myrtaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 5, 6, 15, 17, 26-30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Basan

About Corymbia citriodora Plant :

  • Habit : A tall handsome tree with shining, whitish to reddish-greybark.
  • Leaves : Linear, lanceolate, greyish-green, acute at base, acuminate at apex.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary Panicles.
  • Flower :
    • White in colour.
    • Calyx tube bell shaped obconical, oblong, adnate to the ovary at the base, to form a conical hard, woody mass which is roofed over at the top by the sepals which form a cup.
    • Petals episepalous; forming a cap or lid, caducous.
    • Stamens many and are borne on the margin of receptacle, anthers small, style simple.
  • Fruits : Capsule (pyxidium) Ovoid, flattened at tip.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : April-August
  • Significance :
    • Ornamental tree.
    • It is also used for roadside plantations.
    • The leaves also yield aromatic oil.