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Myrtaceae

Myrtaceae Juss. - Myrtle Family

1. Callistemon viminalis (Sol. ex Gaertn.) G.Don

(Melaleuca viminalis, Metrosideros viminalis)

Common names: Weeping bottlebrush

Extract from Wikipedia article: Callistemon viminalis (formerly Melaleuca viminalis), also known as Weeping Bottlebrush, is a shrub or small tree in the family Myrtaceae. It is native to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia where it often occurs along watercourses.

LinkWeeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis(?)) in a small park in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkWeeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis(?)) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016
LinkFlowers of weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis(?)) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkWeeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis(?)) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
LinkFlowers of weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis(?)) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

2. Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.

(Eucalyptus acuminata, Eucalyptus rostrata, Eucalyptus subulata, Eucalyptus tereticornis)

Common names: Kaffur, River Red gum

Extract from Wikipedia article: The River Red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is a tree of the genus Eucalyptus. It is one of around 800 in the genus. It is a plantation species in many parts of the world, but is native to Australia, where it is widespread, especially beside inland water courses. Oddly, it is named for a private estate garden near the Camaldoli monastery near Naples (L'Hortus Camaldulensis di Napoli), from where the first specimen came to be described. Material from this tree was used by Frederick Dehnhardt, Chief Gardener at the Botanic Gardens in Naples, to describe this species in 1832.

LinkRiver Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkFlowers of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) taken from Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkFruits of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) taken from Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 17, 2014
LinkRiver Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkBlooming river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) tree near Al Ghada Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 19, 2016

3. Eucalyptus deglupta Bl.

(Eucalyptus binacag, Eucalyptus multiflora, Eucalyptus naudiniana, Eucalyptus schlechteri, Eucalyptus versicolor, Eugenia binacag)

Common names: rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, rainbow gum

Extract from Wikipedia article: Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi and Mindanao.

LinkFlowers of rainbow gum tree (Eucalyptus deglupta) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015
LinkRainbow gum tree (Eucalyptus deglupta) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015

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