Eucalyptus – an Aussie icon!
Friday, March 9, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
I think every one of us would agree that Eucalypts definitely are an Australian icon, but here are some things about our gum trees that you may not know!
The term eucalypt — meaning well (eu) covered (calyptos) — was first coined by French botanist Charles Louis L'Héritiert de Brutelle in 1788.
The roots of the eucalypt go back to when Australia was part of the supercontinent Gondwana.