river redgum USDA PLANTS Symbol: EUCA2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnhardt

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Myrtales: Myrtaceae
Native Range: Australia (BAIL);

Appearance
The River redgum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, is a tree that can grow up to 148 ft. (45 m) tall. Its main identifier is the bark that the tree produces. It has smooth bark, ranging in color from white, grey, and brown.
Foliage
The tree has a large, dense crown of leaves. The base of the bole can be covered with rough, reddish-brown bark. The leaf also contains several to many oil-producing glands in the un-veined areas of the leaf.
Flowers
Flowering occurs from late spring to mid summer. The flowers appears as a creamy white or yellow, fluffy texture.
Fruit
The seeds are a pea-like capsule that contains tiny seeds.
Ecological Threat
Eucalyptus camaldulensis is fast growing tree that is commonly used for firewood. Many people have discovered the tree’s rapid growth and prefer to plant it instead of native trees. This tree can be found along water ways and other wetlands. It is native to Australia.

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Tree(s);
Dennis Haugen, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Dennis Haugen, , Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Dennis Haugen, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Operculums and leaves
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Faith Campbell, 1998
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.