Corymbia dallachiana

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Corymbia dallachiana
Corymbia dallachiana tree.jpg
C. dallachiana tree, coastal Central Queensland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
Species: C. dallachiana
Binomial name
Corymbia dallachiana
Synonyms
  • Eucalyptus papuana
  • Eucalyptus aparrerinja ssp. dallachiana
  • Eucalyptus clavigera var. dallachiana
  • Eucalyptus tessellaris var. dallachiana

Corymbia dallachiana commonly known as Ghost Gum or Dallachy's gum, is an evergreen tree that is native to Eastern Australia. It grows up to 20 metres in height and has white to cream and pink-tinged bark, often with brown scales. Bark sheds seasonally in thin scales. White flowers appear in from late summer through midwinter and the fruit are woody brown goblet shaped, valved capsules.[1]

Ghost Gum occurs in a wide range of environments from humid coastal regions to arid up to 1000 km inland.[2] The plant is indicative of infertile and shallow soils in coastal regions but occupies a wider range of environments in more arid parts of its range. In the western parts of central Queensland the species intergrades with Corymbia aparrerinja, a species with which it was once lumped as C. papuana.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SGAP Townsville - Corymbia dallachiana". sgaptownsville.org.au. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Factsheet - Corymbia aparrerinja". anbg.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  3. ^ Boland, DJ; Brooker, MIH; Chippendale, GM; Hall, N.; Hyland, BPM; Johnston, RD; Kleinig, DA; McDonald, MW; Turner, JD (2006). Forest Trees of Australia. CSIRO PUBLISHING. p. 222. ISBN 9780643098947. Retrieved 2015-04-04.