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.