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Eucalyptus brassiana - S.T.Blake

Common Name Cape York red gum
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats The natural habitat of the species is tropical and humid to subhumid. The tree can withstand temperatures of at least 32 degrees centigrade, and grows up to 650 m above sea level. It can tolerate a dry season of 3 to 5 months; minimum annual rainfall is 1,000 mm. Infertile soils are not considered a problem for the species. It grows on rocky slopes, inundated flats and depressions.
Range Australia, New Guinea.
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Eucalyptus brassiana Cape York red gum


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eucalyptus brassiana is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 18 m (59ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

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Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

The wood is normally too valuable to be used as firewood. However, because it grows so quickly it could be used fuel as well as timber. It has a specific gravity of 0 40-0.80. Under plantation conditions common yields are 2040 m3 per ha per year. The wood is also good for heavy construction, furniture, and flooring. The roundwood is used for building poles and posts. Carbon Farming Solutions - Industrial Crop: biomass (Crops grown for non-food uses. Industrial crops provide resources in three main categories: materials, chemicals, and energy. Traditional materials include lumber and thatch, paper and cardboard, and textiles). Eucalypts are top global timber and pulpwood crops - a few can be coppiced including Eucalyptus brassiana. [1-1]. Other Systems: SRC.

Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Biomass  Management: Coppice  Management: Standard  Minor Global Crop  Other Systems: SRC

Climate: tropical. Humidity: humid. A hardy, fast growing tree adapted to the lowland tropics. The natural habitat of the species is tropical and humid to subhumid. It grows from 7 to 15 m high on infertile soils, and to more than 30 m high on fertile soils. Approximately half the trunk grows fairly strait. The other half is usually twisted and contorted, and splits into several branches. The tree can withstand temperatures of at least 32 degrees centigrade, and grows up to 650m above sea level. It can tolerate a dry season of 3 to 5 months; minimum annual rainfall is 1,000 mm. Infertile soils are not considered a problem for the species. It grows on rocky slopes, inundated flats and depressions. The trees prefers deep, moderately fertile, sandy loams. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: minor global crop. Management: standard, coppice (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

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Propagation

Seeds are first planted in a nursery, then transplanted after 6-10 weeks. For rapid growth the area must be free of weeds.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Local Common Names: Australia: Cape York red gum; gum-topped peppermint. Brazil: eucalipto. Papua New Guinea: karo. Trade name: brassiana gum.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Papua New Guinea; Australia

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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