Eucalyptus torquata

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Eucalyptus torquata
Photo of Eucalyptus torquata flowers.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. torquata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus torquata

Eucalyptus torquata, commonly known as coral gum or Coolgardie gum, is a tree found around Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie, and south to about Widgiemooltha in Western Australia.

It reaches between 4 and 11 metres in height in its native habitat. It produces clusters of orange barrel-shaped buds with horned caps, which are followed by prolific red or pink flowers between August and December. The bark is rough.

Coral gum is commonly cultivated for small gardens and for use as a street tree, especially in arid areas.

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