Australian Native Plants

  Corymbia gummifera (Red Bloodwood)

Corymbia gummifera photo
Corymbia gummifera in flower (Botany Bay National Park

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Corymbia gummifera photo
Corymbia gummifera trunk (Botany Bay National Park

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Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus gummifera. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Corymbia gummifera in Australia

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

Common Name
Red Bloodwood

Tree to 35 m. Bark tessellated throughout, grey-brown or brown. Juvenile leaves alternate, petiolate, ovate to broadly lanceolate, discolorous, setose. Adult leaves alternate, lanceolate or broadly lanceolate, acuminate, thick; lamina 10-14 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, shining, dark green above, discolorous; lateral veins numerous, faint, at 60° -70° ; intramarginal vein c. 1 mm from margin; petiole flattened, 10-23 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular, sometimes terete, 17-30 mm long; pedicels 9-14 mm long. Buds obovoid to clavate; operculum hemispherical-conical, apiculate, 2-4 mm long, 6-7 mm wide; hypanthium pyriform, 7-9 mm long, 5-8 mm wide. Fruits urceolate, 15-20 mm long, 11-15 mm wide. Seeds without or with rudimentary marginal wing, red-brown.

Commonly found in sandy soil near the coast, on flats and low hills in open forest.

Occurs from south-eastern Qld through eastern N.S.W. to far eastern Vic. including some islands.

Common Name:Red Bloodwood

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