Common name: spotted gum
Corymbia maculata (Hook.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus maculata Hook. APNI*
Description: Tree to 45 m high; bark smooth throughout, powdery, white, grey or pink, often spotted, shedding in small polygonal flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate, glossy green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–21 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, concolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–7 mm long. Buds ovoid, 10–11 mm long, 6–7 mm diam., scar usually absent; calyptra hemispherical or rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit ovoid or slightly urceolate, 10–14 mm long, 9–11 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Community dominant, in open forest on somewhat infertile and drier sites on shales and slates.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Intergrades with C. variegata in the Macleay R. district.
Text by K.D. Hill
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