Corymbia gummifera (Gaertn.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson

Telopea 6: 233 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree to 35 m tall, rarely a mallee; bark rough on trunk and branches, tessellated. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for few pairs, then alternate, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, some peltate, to 23 cm long, 7.5 cm wide, early leaves hairy; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, 10–16 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, discolorous, dark green above; with regular, wide-angled, pinnate side veins; reticulation very dense, with small island oil glands. Inflorescences compound, terminal; peduncles to 3 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 1.1 cm long, 0.7 cm diam., scar absent; operculum usually pointed; stamens inflexed; anthers versatile, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white or creamy-white. Fruit pedicellate, urceolate, to 2 cm long, 1.8 cm diam.; disc vertically descending, lining tube; valves deeply enclosed; seed red-brown, boat-shaped, lacking a terminal wing, flanged along the edges. Flowers Jan.–May.

EGL, EGU, GipP, VVP. In Victoria on flats and low hills near the sea, east from Wingan Inlet.

The only rough-barked bloodwood in far south-eastern Australia. The wingless seeds ally it with the two wingless-seeded bloodwood species of south-western Western Australia, viz. C. calophylla and C. haematoxylon, which occupy similar infertile coastal sandy sites.

Source: Brooker, M.I.H.; Slee, A.V. (1996). Eucalyptus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Eucalyptus gummifera (Gaertn.) Hochr.).
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-12-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Corymbia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Corymbia gummifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corymbia gummifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Dundas Tablelands present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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