Evergreen tree commonly called lemon-scented gum. The essential oil found in the leaves is a powerful antiseptic and is used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections
Eucalyptus citriodora is a large, handsome evergreen tree, 24 to 40 m in height, tall, straight, open, the graceful crown of drooping foliage. the bark is smooth, white, powdery, sometimes pink, red or blue-grey, on large trunks dark or grey and shaggy.
Juvenile leaves alternate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, sometimes setose, petiolate, sometimes peltate, adult leaves alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, strongly lemon-scented when crushed. Inflorescence terminal and the compound or axillary and simple, flower buds white, clavate, operculum hemispherical, Fruit ovoid or urceolate. Seeds few, irregularly elliptical relatively large, shiny, black, Eucalyptus leaves are a traditional Aboriginal herbal remedy. The essential oil found in the leaves is a powerful antiseptic and is used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections. Oil from the leaves is applied to the skin as a medicine and insect repellent. Lemon eucalyptus oil is used for preventing mosquito and deer tick bites; for treating muscle spasms, toenail fungus.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%