A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
The eucalypts (the genera Angophora,
Corymbia and Eucalyptus) are a botanical phenomenon
unique to the Autralian continent.
Nowhere else in the world does a single genus of trees dominate the vegetation
of an entire continent, and nowhere else does a single genus adapt and diversify
into the totality of habitats as seen across the wide diversity of the
This adaptation has given us a bewildering diversity of species, with over 800
at last count (and still counting!)
The Eucalink pages offer a botanical tour of this diversity, from a scientific position
and also from the cultural perspective, from a society that has grown up with and among
these unique trees.
On these pages, you will find an introduction to the eucalypts of New South
Wales, with descriptions of the species, notes on distribution,
ecology, images, maps and identification keys. Navigate to a
searchable index of the species (with hyperlinks) by clicking on
The Species button. Other buttons are self-explanatory, and provide
gateways to different ways of approaching the site.
While this site is focussed primarily on the eucalypts of New South Wales,
some coverage is offered of the overall eucalypt group across
Australia and even outside the country.
This experimental site was created and being developed by K.D. Hill until his retirement in 2004. The site was released in this form to allow users access to these resources. It is currently not being maintained.