Corymbia henryi

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Large-leaved spotted gum
Spotted Gum Glenugie Creek.jpg
near Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
Species: C. henryi
Binomial name
Corymbia henryi
(S.T.Blake) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Synonyms

* Eucalyptus henryi S.T.Blake

Corymbia henryi or the large-leaved spotted gum (previously known as Eucalyptus henryi) is a spotted gum found in eastern Australia. It occurs in north eastern New South Wales from around Coffs Harbour to near Brisbane in Queensland. The habitat is dry eucalyptus forest on sandy soils in fire prone areas.[1]

It is an attractive tree, up to 30 metres tall. Very similar to the spotted gum, but with adult leaves 15 to 28 cm long, and 2.5 to 4.5 cm wide. Its gumnuts are, in the typical urn shape of most corymbias, 12 to 20 mm long and 10 to 16 mm in diameter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Field Guide to Eucalypts - Brooker & Kleinig volume 1, ISBN 0-909605-62-9 page 51