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ghost gum, Eucalyptus papuana

arrkar (uk -)
arrgar (ug -)
purrkuchi (yuku -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh

Ghost gum, Eucalyptus papuana

The ghost gum, Eucalyptus papuana (family Myrtaceae), is a medium-sized tree of open woodlands with smooth, powdery, white bark. The tree has drooping foliage. The leaves are long, smooth and often scicle-shaped or wavy.

This tree provides excellent fire wood. Also, the leaves are used as a fish poison. See the Plant usage page for more information on the uses of plant products in traditional industry.

In Uw Olkola, Uw Oykangand and Pakanh this tree has the same name as cabbage gum, Eucalyptus confertiflora.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.