GHOST GUM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Desert Gum, Cabbage Gum, Carbeen
The Ghost Gum is a tree to 15 m. Bark smooth, white or grey-white throughout. Juvenile leaves shortly petiolate, oblong or elliptic to broadly lanceolate, acute or acuminate, glabrous or minutely and sparsely setose, undulate. Adult leaves alternate, petiolate, narrowly to broadly lanceolate; lamina 5-18 cm long, 1.2-4.5 cm wide, light green or yellow-green; lateral veins fine, at 40° -60° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete, 1-2.5 cm long. Conflorescence axillary or apparently terminal condensed corymbose panicle; umbels 7-11-flowered; peduncle terete, 4-7 mm long; pedicels 4-7 mm long. Buds ovoid to clavate; operculum 1-2 mm long, 5-6 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, 5 mm long, 4-6 mm wide. Fruits cylindrical, abruptly rounded at base, 7-10 mm long, 6-9 mm wide. Seeds not winged but with narrow margins.
Grows in open forest and woodland, alluvial plains, hills and plateaus, in loamy and lateritic soils.
Widespread in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions and the Rawlinson Ra., W.A., through most of N.T. and in northern and eastern Qld, as far S as Thylungra and Quilpie. Common in Papua New Guinea.
Height: 10m - 18m
Spread: 8m - 15m
|Common Name:||Ghost Gum|
Relatives in same Genus
Corymbia 'Summer Red'