Bloodwood

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: terminalis
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

Small tree with rough scaly tessellated bark over the trunk and branches. Leaves are the same colour on both faces with no intramarginal vein. Buds are arranged in dense terminal panicles. Each bud is a creamy colour, with a hemispherical to conical operculum (bud cover). The fruit (gum nuts) is a distinctive urn shape. The common name of bloodwood describes the bright red sap that forms hard shiny lumps on the bark.

Flowering start in June and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is white. Densely packed cream flowers at the ends of branches. The common name of bloodwood describes the bright red sap that forms hard shiny lumps on the bark.

References

A Field Guide to Eucalypts Vol. 3 Northern Australia
Brooker & Kleinig

Created: 11 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 30 Nov 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

DMR - Davenport Murchison Ranges

Specifics

Barkly Highway, east of Tennant Creek

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