Corymbia maculata —Spotted Gum—MYRTACEAE.

Corymbia maculata

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Habitat—Community dominant, in open forest and margins of rainforest on somewhat infertile and drier sites on shales and slates.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Tree to 45 m high; bark smooth throughout, powdery, white, grey or pink, often spotted, shedding in small polygonal flakes.

Local occurrences

Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Cape Hawke, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Elizabeth Beach, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Stephen Street Reserve, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, entire, oil dots obvious, juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate, glossy green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10 to 21 cm long, 1.5 to 3 cm wide, green, concolorous.

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Inflorescence—Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3—flowered; peduncle terete, 5 to 20 mm long; pedicels terete, 3 to 7 mm long. Buds ovoid, 10 to 11 mm long, 6 to 7 mm diam., scar usually absent; calyptra hemispherical or rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.

Flowering.—December to January.

Fruit—Ovoid or slightly urceolate, 10 to 14 mm long, 9 to 11 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.

Ripe.—June to July.

Corymbia maculata