Corymbia abergiana

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Range bloodwood
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
Species: C. abergiana
Binomial name
Corymbia abergiana
(F. Muell.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson

Corymbia abergiana, commonly known as range bloodwood[1] or Rockingham Bay bloodwood,[2] is a bloodwood native to Queensland, Australia.

Description[edit]

The tree typically grows to a height of 15 metres (49 ft) and has tessellated, grey-brown to red-brown, dull, grey to cream bark that is persistent around the trunk. The bark sheds in small polygonal flakes. Adult leaves are disjunct, dull, green or grey-green, thick and discolorous. They have a broad lanceolate or ovate shape that is basally tapered or basally rounded. The leaves are 8 to 12 centimetres (3 to 5 in) long and 25 to 50 millimetres (0.98 to 1.97 in) wide on narrowly flattened or channelled petioles.[3] When it blooms is forms compound, terminal conflorescence with regular white, cream or yellow three to seven-flowered umbellasters. Later it forms sessile fruits that have a globose to ovoid or urceolate shape and are 18 to 32 mm (0.71 to 1.26 in) long with a diameter of 15 to 24 mm (0.59 to 0.94 in) containing dull to semi-glossy red-brown seeds.[3]

Distribution[edit]

The species is found along the coast in North Queensland centred around [Cairns, Queensland|Cairns]]. It is a part of dry woodland communities on felsic volcanics on the western edge of the Atherton Tableland.

Classification[edit]

It was first described by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1878, and named Eucalyptus abergiana in reference to Ernest Aberg. In 1995, the genus Eucalyptus was split, with E. abergiana moved into the new genus Corymbia.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Range bloodwood – Corymbia abergiana". Wetlandinfo. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Australian plant common name database". Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 10 April 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Corymbia abergiana". EucaLink: A Web Guide to the Eucalypts. Botanic Gardens Trust, Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Corymbia abergiana (F.Muell.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.