Corymbia terminalis

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Desert Bloodwood
Corymbia terminalis habit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
Species: C. terminalis
Binomial name
Corymbia terminalis
Synonyms
  • Corymbia opaca
  • Corymbia tumescens
  • Eucalyptus centralis
  • Eucalyptus opaca
  • Eucalyptus orientalis
  • Eucalyptus polycarpa
  • Eucalyptus pyrophora
  • Eucalyptus terminalis

Corymbia terminalis, also known as the Desert Bloodwood, is a tree native to Australia.

Classification[edit]

C. opaca and C. tumescens, along with several other species, were previously considered to be part of C. terminalis, but were split off in 1995.[1][2] This split remains controversial, with some authors and herbaria accepting the new species and others considering them to be inseparable from C. terminalis.[3] To the extent that the species can be reliably differentiated, C. terminalis has thinner leaves larger buds and fruit and thicker pedicels than C. opaca.[4]

Region[edit]

In the broadest sense, C. terminalis is widespread in the arid central and seasonally fry northern parts of Australia, extending from the northwestern New South Wales to North Queensland, across most of the Northern Territory and the Northern half of western Australia.[5][6] In the stricter sense, C. terminalis is only found in the northeastern Northern Territory and North and Central Queensland.

The tree typically grows on river flats, scree slopes and dune swales[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, K.D. & Johnson, L.A.S. (1995) Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 7. A revision of the bloodwoods, genus Corymbia (Myrtaceae). Telopea 6: 185–504.
  2. ^ Philip Moore 2005 “A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia” Reed New Holland
  3. ^ http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/euclid3/euclidsample/html/Corymbia_terminalis.htm
  4. ^ Philip Moore 2005 “A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia” Reed New Holland
  5. ^ Boland, D.J., Brooker, M.I.H., Chippendale, G.M., Hall, N., Hyland, B.P.M., Johnston, R.D., Kleinig, D.A., McDonald, M.W. & Turner J.D. 1999 "Forest Trees of Australia" CSIRO Publishing
  6. ^ http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/euclid3/euclidsample/html/Corymbia_terminalis.htm
  7. ^ Boland, D.J., Brooker, M.I.H., Chippendale, G.M., Hall, N., Hyland, B.P.M., Johnston, R.D., Kleinig, D.A., McDonald, M.W. & Turner J.D. 1999 "Forest Trees of Australia" CSIRO Publishing