Queensland Native Seeds

Corymbia terminalis

Scientific NameCorymbia terminalis
Common Name(s)Tjuta , Joolta, Desert Bloodwood


"Tree to 18 m tall, or rarely a mallee. Forming a lignotuber. Bark rough on part or all of trunk, sometimes extending to the larger branches but not uncommonly on lower trunk only, tessellated, light brown to light grey or, where flakes have recently shed, reddish, pink or orange; bark of larger limbs may be rough or smooth; smooth bark whitish or cream." (Euclid, 4th Ed.)


A sizeable body of notes covering this taxon appear in Euclid, 4th Ed. which should be studied. There are a great number of other Corymbia taxa which may be confused with C. terminalis. The tree is very approachable in places we have observed it.

Historical Notes


"Widespread from southern Arnhem Land and south of the Gulf of Carpentaria to arid central Australia including north-western New South Wales, a large part of western and central Queensland extending to north of Charters Towers and Chillagoe, northern South Australia, Gibson Desert in Western Australia; in central desert country usually on plains adjacent to E. chippendalei on the dunes." (Brooker, M.I.H., and Kleinig, D.A., 2004)

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