Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Tree to 40 m tall; bark smooth, white to pale grey, pink or cream, usually even in colour. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for a few pairs then alternate, ovate to lanceolate, some peltate, to 21 cm long, 8 cm wide, discolorous, early leaves hairy; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7–22 cm long, 0.6–2.2 cm, concolorous, glossy, green; with regular, wide-angled pinnate side veins; reticulation very dense, with island oil glands, lemon-scented when crushed. Inflorescences compound in axils of upper leaves; peduncles to 1 cm long, 3-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid, to 1 cm long, 0.7 cm diam., scar absent; operculum rounded, conical or slightly beaked; stamens inflexed; anthers versatile, dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 5 indistinct vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, urceolate or barrel-shaped, to 1.5 cm long, 1.2 cm diam.; disc descending, lining tube; valves deeply enclosed; seeds glossy, red-brown, flattened-elliptic, often keeled on dorsal side, hilum ventral.    Flowers Jan.–Jun.

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *NIS, *VVP. Native to northern New South Wales and Queensland, widely cultivated, occasionally reported as naturalised in ‘managed’ landscapes (e.g. mown roadsides).   .

Closely related to C. maculata, see note under that species.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-22
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised