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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonEucalyptus camaldulensis
Family common name(s)myrtle
Genus common name(s)eucalyptus; eucalypt; eucalipto
Species common name(s)river redgum eucalyptus; river redgum; river red gum; river red-gum; Murray River red gum; Murray River redgum; Murray red-gum; Murray red gum; Murray redgum; red river gum; red rivergum; river gum; long-beak eucalyptus; long beak eucalyptus; longbeak eucalyptus; rostrata gum; rooibloekom
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxared gum, redgum, red eucalyptus are applied to multiple Eucalyptus taxa; gum tree, gum-tree, gum are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesMurray is a proper name, so upper case preferable
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