INLAND BLOODWOOD FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Desert Bloodwood, Plains Bloodwood, Northern Bloodwood, Western Bloodwood
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.
Grows in open woodland, on river flats and scree slopes.
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.
|Common Name:||Inland Bloodwood|
Relatives in same Genus
Corymbia 'Summer Red'