Queensland Native Seeds

Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora

Scientific NameCorymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Lemon-Scented Gum, Spotted Gum
FamilyMyrtaceae

Description

"Tree to 50 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Bark smooth throughout, white to pink or coppery, often powdery, shedding in thin curling flakes..." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)

Notes

Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora is a heavily utilised tree in mined land rehabilitation owing more to its record of success on spoils (adaptability) than any other factor. Mine spoils are often hostile growing substrates in Queensland. Spoil chemical and physical properies deleterious to plant growth assert themslves here despite measures such as covering in 300mm of topsoil. Possibly even heavier reliance on such species will prevail in the longer term. In our view, species selection in rehabilitation should be inferred from the edaphic qualities of the growing mediums that are available on sites and from what we already know about plant tolerances to soil physical and chemical properties. Otherwise, inferring planting selections from the pre-mining ecologies on natural topsoils is the normal practice.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Scattered in eastern Queensland, usually on dry ridges and uplands; principle area is the region from Maryborough to north of Rockhampton and west to Mantuan Downs, also extensive tracts inland from Mackay; east of Clermont, west of Townsville to the Atherton Tableland and the Windsor Tableland, north to near Helenvale and an inland occurrence north of Hughenden; endemic." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora | Queensland Native Seeds

Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora | habit, habitat | Queensland Native Seeds
Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora | trunk, canopy | Queensland Native Seeds
Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Corymbia citriodora subsp. citriodora | inflorescence bud | Queensland Native Seeds