Australian Native Plants

  Corymbia terminalis (Inland Bloodwood)


Corymbia terminalis photo
Desert Bloodwood (Corymbia terminalis) grows on river floodplains in Boulia Shire. Its flowers produce an abundance of nectar for various birds, mammals and insects.

Photograph by John Robert McPherson. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Corymbia terminalis photo
Corymbia terminalis habit

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Corymbia terminalis photo
Corymbia terminalis bark

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Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2019) Eucalyptus terminalis. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20terminalis Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



INLAND BLOODWOOD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Corymbia terminalis in Australia

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


Common Name
Inland Bloodwood

Other Names
Desert Bloodwood, Plains Bloodwood, Northern Bloodwood, Western Bloodwood

Description
Tree to 15 m, sometimes crooked. Bark tessellated, grey-red on at least half of trunk then smooth and white above, often tessellated throughout, particularly in drier areas. Juvenile leaves petiolate, ovate-lanceolate, rarely glandular-bristly on margins. Adult leaves alternate, lanceolate, acuminate, thick; lamina 10-15 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, dull, green, concolorous or slightly discolorous; lateral veins faint, at 50° -70° ; intramarginal vein very close to margin; petiole terete, 15-25 mm long. Umbels 3-7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5-20 mm long; pedicels 5-17 mm long. Mature buds obovoid or turbinate; operculum depressed hemispherical, sometimes umbonate, 4-5 mm long, 8-9 mm wide; hypanthium truncate-obovoid, 7-10 mm long, 8-10 mm wide. Fruits oblong-ovoid or urceolate, 18-25 mm long, 15-20 mm wide. Seeds winged, yellow-brown.

Habitat
Grows in open woodland, on river flats and scree slopes.

Distribution
Widespread including coastal islands in northern half of W.A., throughout the N.T., throughout Qld except the south-east, and in northern S.A. and north-western N.S.W.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Corymbia
Species:terminalis
Common Name:Inland Bloodwood


Relatives in same Genus
  Corymbia aparrerinja
  Corymbia citriodora
  Corymbia gummifera
  Corymbia intermedia
  Corymbia maculata
  Corymbia ptychocarpa
  Corymbia setosa
  Corymbia tessellaris
  Corymbia torelliana
  Corymbia 'Summer Red'