Corymbia nesophila

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Corymbia nesophila
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
C. nesophila
Binomial name
Corymbia nesophila
(Blakely) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson

Corymbia nesophila, commonly known as the Melville Island bloodwood,[1] is a member of the genus Corymbia native to northern Australia.

The tree typically grows to a height of 7 to 30 metres (23 to 98 ft) and forms a lignotuber.[1] It has fibrous, crumbly and tessellated[2] grey-brown bark with adult leaves are glossy green and are predominantly alternate with a blade that is lanceolate to falcate and 7.3 to 21 centimetres (3 to 8 in) long and 0.7 to 2.8 cm (0.28 to 1.10 in) wide with a base tapering to the petiole. The petioles are 0.9 to 2.3 cm (0.35 to 0.91 in) long.[1]

It blooms between May and August producing cream-white flowers.[2]

Corymbia nesophila has a disjunct distribution throughout the tropical north, found in the east Kimberley[2] region of Western Australia, the top end and islands of the coast of the Northern Territory and on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland.[1] It grows on basalt or laterite on the lower slopes and flat areas with sandy or sandy-loam soils.

See also[edit]

List of Corymbia species


  1. ^ a b c d "Corymbia nesophila (Blakely) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson". NT Flora. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Corymbia nesophila". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.