Australian Native Plants

  Corymbia maculata (Spotted gum)


Corymbia maculata photo
Corymbia maculata(cultivated) Burnley Gardens, Burnley, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




SPOTTED GUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Corymbia maculata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Spotted gum

Description
The Spotted Gum is a medium to tall eucalypt. The distinctive trunk is blotched with patches of old bark remaining on the new smooth, cream bark underneath. The leaves are lance shapes and 10cm - 20 cm long. It has white flowers in winter and spring. Flowers are not a prominent as some other corymbia species. Fruits are barrel shaped and about 15 mm in diameter.

Height
20m - 30m

Spread
10m - 20m

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Corymbia
Species:maculata
Common Name:Spotted gum


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