Eucalyptus torelliana F.Muell.
Common Name: Cadaga
Cadaga is an evergreen tree with a dense, irregular crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall with a bole of good shape[
The tree is cultivated as a plantation tree for wood in several tropical countries[
Citronellal, an essential oil found in most Eucalyptus species is reported to be mutagenic when used in isolation[
In large doses, oil of eucalyptus, like so many essential oils has caused fatalities from intestinal irritation[
]. Death is reported from ingestion of 4 - 24 ml of essential oils, but recoveries are also reported for the same amount[
]. Symptoms include gastroenteric burning and irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, oxygen deficiency, ,weakness, dizziness, stupor, difficult respiration, delirium, paralysis, convulsions, and death, usually due to respiratory failure[
Australia - eastern Queensland.
In and around tropical rain forest on slopes of coastal areas[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of moist, tropical lowlands, growing at elevations up to 800 metres[
Eucalyptus species have not adopted a deciduous habit and continue to grow until it is too cold for them to do so. This makes them more susceptible to damage from sudden cold snaps. If temperature fluctuations are more gradual, as in a woodland for example, the plants have the opportunity to stop growing and become dormant, thus making them more cold resistant. A deep mulch around the roots to prevent the soil from freezing also helps the trees to survive cold conditions. The members of this genus are remarkably adaptable however, there can be a dramatic increase in the hardiness of subsequent generations from the seed of survivors growing in temperate zones[
Eucalyptus monocultures are an environmental disaster, they are voracious, allelopathic and encourage the worst possible attitudes to land use and conservation[
The tree might be suitable for reforestation and as a shade tree[
The wood is not durable in contact with the ground and has been used previously for vehicle bodies and bridge deckings[
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