May 16th – Aye Corymbia

Swamp bloodwood (Corymbia ptychocarpa)

The bright pink flower of the Swamp Bloodwood, or Corymbia ptychocarpa.

This bush was found just inside the Bent/Macquarie St entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens. There were large clusters of bright pink blossoms, all too tempting for the local bee population.

It was classified as a eucalyptus until the mid 1990’s, until the family corymbia was created. In fact the Corymbia family was more closely linked to the Angophora family than it was the eucalyptus.


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