Corymbia intermedia, Fam. Myrtaceae
Medium tree, 15-30m with brown tessellated bark on trunk and all the branches.
|Form or habit:||Med tree|
Adult leaves alternate or occasionally sub-opposite, narrowly ovate to ovate, discolourous, glossy dark green above, not pendulous.
|Flower description:||Terminal panicles of creamy white flowers, buds egg shaped with small slightly pointed bud cap. November to January.|
|Fruit description:||Grey and often speckled, egg shaped capsules, 1-2 x 1-1.5cm, usually broadest below the middle.|
|Habitat:||Coastal dunes, open forest, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales.|
|Food source for:||Seed eaten by red tailed black cockatoo and pale headed rosella. Flowers eaten by the black, grey headed, little red and spectacled flying foxes, rainbow lorikeet and scaly breasted lorikeet. Nectar is eaten by the dusky honeyeater. Leaves eaten by the greater glider and Herbert River ringtail. Larval food plant of the purple oak blue butterfly.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Regular, minor to medium source of honey and pollen for honey bees. Grow from seed. Timber is deep pink to dark reddish brown or yellow brown, strong, durable and resistant to termites.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|