genus Eucalyptus


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Related to genus Eucalyptus: gum trees, eucalyptuses
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Noun1.genus Eucalyptus - tall trees native to the Australian region; source of timber and medicinal oils from the aromatic leaves
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Myrtaceae, Myrtaceae, myrtle family - trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil
eucalypt, eucalyptus tree, eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
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Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is either smooth, fibrous, hard or stringy and are usually native to Australia.
The genus Eucalyptus belongs to Myrtaceae family, the member of which are shrubs and forest trees native to Australia and Tasmania.
Further chapters discuss Xanthorrhoea grass tree medicines with descriptions of early botanical collections in Australia, the medical resource of grass tree resin and its uses as a food, fuel and varnish; floral emissaries covering areas such as Banks' Florilegium naming the genus Eucalyptus, Australian carnivorous plants, bottlebrush, Telopea, Banksia, Grevillea and Hakea.
For the Genus Eucalyptus the characterization is even more important because there is a great variability in the natural durability of heartwood among different species and also within the same species.
Many species of the genus Eucalyptus are used in many parts of the world for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases including microbial infections (Ben Arfa et al, 2007).The genus Eucalyptus comprises well-known plants of over 600 species of trees (Boland et al, 1991).The essential oil of leaves of Eucalyptus species has been the object of several studies antibacterial, antioxidant, Antihyperglycemic and antifungal activity (Ghalem and Benali, 2008; Bendaoud et al, 2009; Dellacassa et al, 1989; El-Ghorab et al, 2003; Oyedeji et al, 1999; Hajji et al, 1993; Kumar et al, 1988; Ogunwande et al, 2003; Faouzia et al, 1993; Okamura et al, 1993; Gray and Flat, 2001; Hammouchi et al, 1990; Yu-Chang Su et al, 2006).