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eu·ca·lyp·tus

(yū'kă-lip'tŭs),
The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.

eucalyptus

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the volatile oil of which contains eucalyptol and cineole, pinenes, sesquiterpene alcohols and others. It is antiseptic and expectorant, and is commonly used as a steam inhalant for asthma and respiratory infections and to soothe oral mucosae, and used topically for dry skin and dandruff.

eucalyptus,

n Latin name:
Eucalyptus globulus; parts used: branch tips, leaves, essential oil; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and vata doshas (pungent, bitter, light, oily), decongestant, antioxidant, antibacterial, antispasmodic used to treat IBS, gallstones, kidney stones, cystitis, CNS stimulant, aromatherapy; precautions: avoid mucous membranes; patients with severe renal, hepatic or gastric conditions; patients taking amphetamines, barbiturates, insulin, antidiabetics. Also called
blue gum, fever tree, gum, nilgiri, red gum, stringy bark tree, tailparna, or
Tasmanian blue gum.
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Eucalyptus

genus of Australian trees in the family Myrtaceae, widely planted throughout the world. Two species E. cladocalyx (sugar gum) and E. viminalis (manna gum) may contain toxic amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. Called also gum trees.

Eucalyptus melanophloia
host tree larvae of Australian sawfly (Lophyrotoma interrupta) which may poison sheep and cattle. Called also silver-leaf ironbark.
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In the State of Minas Gerais, the cerrado woodland vcgetation has also been intensively used as wood charcoal for iron plants since the 1940-1950s, now almost entirely provided by extensive eucalypt plantations.
Hence, the aims of the present study were to assess: (1) the impact of different wildfire severities on soil carbon and water repellency within typical eucalypt forests in the Sydney basin; (2) the change in soil carbon content and water repellency after wildfire as the burnt area regenerates over time; and (3) the relationship between the post-wildfire recovery of soil carbon and repellency.
In this paper we report the results on the technological improvement of eucalypt wood by using a heat treatment in air in the range 170 to 200[degrees]C regarding dimensional stability, equilibrium moisture and wettability, and on its effects on the mechanical resistance of treated wood.
Misra RK, Gibbons AK (1996) Growth and morphology of eucalypt seedling-roots, in relation to soil strength arising from compaction.
One is to do with the anatomy of the eucalypts and their ability to re-sprout, and the other to do with the kinds of habitat they grew in.
Dr Southerton believes that other closely related eucalypt species might carry similar markers that can also be harnessed to improve productivity.
We are also very encouraged by Poyry's endorsement of our R&D and silviculture efforts which recorded that the growing yield at our eucalypt plantations in a certain region can reach 160 m3 per ha by age 6, as compared to the Chinese fir trees that we purchased which have a yield of 120 m3 per ha after a 12-year growing cycle.
Eight-hundred-and-sixty grains of Brazilian mahogany tipped with a scalpel-sharp Grizzly broadhead flashed from my bow, arced perfectly over the forearm-thick eucalypt branch, and drove deep into the crease of the bull's shoulder.
The role of tree stem proximity in the spatial variability of soil water repellency in a eucalypt plantation in coastal Portugal is presented by Keizer et al.
Beautifully dressed women constructed the earth walls in groups, but from eaves height upwards, the men took over, making the roofs from eucalypt poles and thatching them with palm leaves and grass.