Spotted Gum

Corymbia maculata (syn. Eucalyptus maculata), commonly known as Spotted Gum, is an endemic Australian tree.

Spotted Gum is a tall tree with a straight trunk, growing up to 45 metres in height (sometimes taller). However, there is an old reference to a 91 metre tall tree.[1] Spotted Gum has smooth powdery bark which is white, grey or pink; often with characteristic patches (“spots”). The bark is shed in polygonal flakes.

The juvenile leaves are glossy green and elliptic to ovate, while the adult leaves are lanceolate. It has small, white flowers occur from winter to spring followed by ovoid or slightly urceolate fruits.

Corymbia maculata is a dominant species of open forest in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It occurs on infertile and dry sites and is associated with the presence of shales and slates.

The species is naturalised in Western Australia and South Australia, and in areas of New South Wales and Victoria outside its natural range.
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