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Eucalyptus saligna
Sm., Myrtaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 7 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: liu ye an

English: blue gum, Sydney blue gum

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Trees 30-55 m tall, bark white to bluish gray, smooth throughout, or rough and flaky from base of trunk up to 4 m.  Adult leaves alternate, blades discolorous, lanceolate, 9-17 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, apex acuminate, petioles 15-25 mm long.  Flowers 7-11 in axillary, simple umbels, peduncles 4-18 mm long, pedicels 0-3 mm long; buds fusiform to subovoid, 5-7 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; operculum conical.  Fruit cylindrical, campanulate, or subpyriform, 5-8 mm long, 4-7 mm wide, valves 3-4, exserted, out-curved"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 958).

Habitat/ecology:  In Hawai‘i, "extensively planted...and regenerating from seed in these areas"  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 958).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  New South Wales and Queensland, Australia  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 958).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 958)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 958)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 958)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Moloka‘i Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 958)
Voucher cited: Munro 113 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 958)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 105)
Voucher cited: Schmid 2024 (NOU)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
China
China
China (People's Republic of) introduced
cultivated
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
Cultivated in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Jiangxi.
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand (country) introduced
invasive
cultivated
Webb, C. J./Sykes, W. R./Garnock-Jones, P. J. (1988) (p. 862)
"In and around old plantations and wind-breaks and in adjacent scrub".
Taiwan
Taiwan Island
Taiwan Island introduced
cultivated
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)


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This page was created on 28 DEC 2006 and was last updated on 20 MAR 2012.