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Corymbia terminalis syn Eucalyptus terminalis - Desert Bloodwood - 50 seeds

Corymbia terminalis syn Eucalyptus terminalis - Desert Bloodwood - 50 seeds

Great flowers and interesting bark!
Myrtaceae species - No shipment to WA or TAS
Corymbia terminalis grows up to 18m tall as a tree of rarely as a Mallee, forms a lignotuber and the bark is rough on all parts or partof the trunk, sometimes extending to the larger branches but not uncommonly on the lower trunk only. The lower bark is light brown to light grey and is tessellated and flakes off to show reddish, pink or orange hues underneath, the bark of the larger limbs may be rough or smooth and whitish cream in colour.
The juvenile foliage is grey green to green, ovate, elliptic to lanceolate, 6 - 17cm long x 1.2 - 4.5cm wide and usually glabrous, adult foliage is lanceolate, 8 - 20cm long x 1.2 - 3cm wide, slightly glossy, pale green to yellowish green.
White or rarely pink flowers occur throughout the year, occurring in 7 buds per umbel.
This species has a widespread distribution in arid central and seasonally dry northern Australia, also occurring in NSW, SA, QLD, NT but is absent from monsoonal areas.
This Gum is host to an unusual insect - the Coccid, once the Coccid burrows into the bark it forms a gall which never leaves, hidden inside it, it sucks the sap from the trees veins, the gall that grows is called a coconut. This can be broken open and the insect can be eaten, it contains a lot of moisture and also disinfectant.
The Indigenous Australians used this tree for traditional medicine.
This listing is for 50 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.
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