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Common name: red bloodwood
Corymbia gummifera (Gaertn.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus gummifera (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Hochr. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent to smaller branches, red-brown or grey-brown, tessellated, peeling above.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, peltate at early stages, with simple hairs. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–16 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, green, dull or glossy, discolorous, penniveined.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 17–30 mm long; pedicels terete, 9–14 mm long. Buds clavate to pyriform, 9–11 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical (slightly rostrate), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit urceolate, 12–20 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on low fertility sand or sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K.D. Hill
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