Queensland Native Seeds

Corymbia clarksoniana

Scientific NameCorymbia clarksoniana
Common Name(s)Clarkson's Bloodwood


"Tree to 15 m tall. Forming a lignotuber. Bark rough throughout, tessellated, grey, grey-brown and red to orange." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


We commonly observe Corymbia clarksoniana in woodland to eucalypt open forest on sandy materials of sandstone or granite, and also on skeletal soils of basaltic material in undulating topography. The seed attracts low to moderate demand for mine rehabilitation however this may amount to more than the available supply. The collection window is quite narrow, similar to the window for C. erythrophloia and C. tessellaris, therefore accessibility is often limited. For this reason economics has mostly dictated opportunistic harvesting although occasional seed harvests can be sizeable if harvest logistics are by chance very favourable. Regrowth areas of vigorous, young to semi-adult trees on expansive grazing lands will provide significant quantities if access rights are flexible and travel distances not too great to permit monitoring prior to harvest.

Historical Notes


"Widely distributed through eastern Queensland, north to Cape York also far northern New South Wales; Papua New Guinea." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

Distribution Map | Corymbia clarksoniana | Queensland Native Seeds

Corymbia clarksoniana | dehisced fruit on ground | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia Edition 4 (2015, internet based, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia). Date accessed: Oct 11, 2019.



Brooker M.I.H., Kleinig D.A. (2004) ‘Field guide to eucalypts. Vol. 3. 2nd edn. (Bloomings Books: Melbourne)