Australian Native Plants

  Corymbia setosa (Rough-leaved Bloodwood)


Corymbia setosa photo
Corymbia setosa tree

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Corymbia setosa photo
Corymbia setosa leaves

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Corymbia setosa photo
Corymbia setosa leaves

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Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus setosa. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20setosa Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Corymbia setosa in Australia

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


Common Name
Rough-leaved Bloodwood

Other Names
Desert Bloodwood

Description
The Rough-leaved Bloodwood is a tree mostly to 6 m, sometimes to 9 m, straggly. Bark rough, flaky or tessellated, grey throughout. Juvenile leaves similar to, but smaller than leaves on mature trees. Leaves on mature trees opposite, sessile, lanceolate to broadly ovate, cordate, 5-10 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, sometimes scabrous, grey-green; lateral veins at 55° -75° , curved towards margin. Umbels 3-7-flowered; peduncle 12-25 mm long, setose; pedicels 4-8 mm long, setose. Buds ovoid to pyriform; operculum hemispherical-conical, 5-7 mm long, 7-8 mm wide; hypanthium truncate-ovoid, 9-11 mm long, 7-8 mm wide. Fruits pedicellate, ovoid to suburceolate, 15-25 mm long and wide, woody, setose when young, becoming smooth. Seeds winged at one end, yellow-brown.

Habitat
Grows on rocky hills, sand plains and sometimes on dunes.

Distribution
Distinguished by the opposite, sessile leaves on mature trees, and by the red or red-brown bristles or hairs on the younger leaves, the conflorescence and at least the immature fruits.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 5m - 12m
Spread: 3m - 6m



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Corymbia
Species:setosa
Common Name:Rough-leaved Bloodwood


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