E.terminalis.JPG (39722 bytes)Eucalyptus terminalis: is known as the Inland Bloodwood. Some botanists have moved the Bloodwoods to the Corymbia genus. We have stayed with the Eucalyptus name as we find that this new classification confusing and the last thing we wish to do is to confuse our readers.

The Inland Bloodwood is a small tree that reaches a maximum height of ten metres. The solitary trunk has persistent grey or brown bark. The lance-shaped leaves are thick and dull green on both surfaces. The buds are arranged in large terminal clusters. The flowers are 2.5 centimetres across and white in colour. The blooms are rich in nectar and attract honeyeaters. Flowering occurs between February and July.

Eucalyptus terminalis is a dominant tree of northern and inland regions of Australia. The species occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The specimen illustrated was growing in savannah country in central Queensland in July 2004. The Inland Bloodwood was flowering profusely throughout central Queensland at this time.

Propagate from seed.


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