Australian Native Plants

  Corymbia tessellaris (Moreton Bay Ash)


Corymbia tessellaris photo
Corymbia tesselaris

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MORETON BAY ASH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Corymbia tessellaris in Australia

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Common Name
Moreton Bay Ash

Other Names
Carbeen

Description
The Moreton Bay Ash is a a tall tree with rough bark on the lower part of the trunk (lower 1-4m). The rough bark is tessellated (tile pattern) dark grey, changing abruptly to smooth white bark on the upper part of the trunk. Laeves are lance shaped and glossy or dull green to grey-green with prominent veins. White flowers ar produced from hite July, August, October, November, December and January. Fruit are about 1cm long.

Height
to 35m

Distribution
north-eastern New South Wales, eastern Queensland



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Corymbia
Species:tessellaris
Common Name:Moreton Bay Ash


Relatives in same Genus
  Corymbia gummifera
  Corymbia maculata
  Corymbia torelliana
  Corymbia 'Summer Red'