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Cider Gum

Eucalyptus gunnii

Plant Data

Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Myrtaceae (Myrtle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small clusters of white flowers.
Fruit:
Stalkless, cylindrical or barrel-shaped fruit, up to 3mm in length. Hairless.
Leaves:
An evergreen tree with simple, alternate, blus-green leaves. The older leaves are long, slender, pointed and hang downwards. The younger leaves are round, blue and unstalked.
Maximum Size:
25 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The sap is edible and has a sweet taste. The sap can be obtained by cutting open the bark in spring. The leaves can be used to make Eucalyptus tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Foliage is aromatic. Eucalyptus Oil comes from the leaves which comes from the unmistakable scent of the leaves when crushed.
Other Names:
Cider Tree, Gunnii, Tasmanian Cider Tree.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, woodland.