Friday, 27 April 2012

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 17

Corymbia calophylla (also known as Eucalyptus calophylla R. Br.) is a bloodwood native to Western Australia. Common names include Marri and Port Gregory Gum, and a long standing usage has been Red Gum due to the red gum effusions often found on trunks. It is distinctive among bloodwoods for its very large buds and fruit (colloquially "honky nuts" in Western Australia).  C. calophylla forms a natural group with two other Western Australian species C. ficifolia and C. haematoxylon.

Marri is widely distributed in the South-West of Western Australia, from north of Geraldton (28° S) to Cape Riche (34° S), and inland beyond Narrogin (32°56′S 117° E). It is found on the Swan Coastal Plain and on the Darling Scarp showing its adaptability to the different environments. It will grow on comparatively poor soil, but good specimens are considered an indicator of the better agricultural soils. It is seen in Melbourne streets and gardens where it makes for an impressive flowering gum specimen.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.








22 comments:

  1. So Beautiful and different! Terrific captures as always, Nick! Wonderful to be able so see so much beauty and capture it! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. How pretty. They look like bursts of fireworks. :)

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  3. Love your pictures!!
    Very interesting flowering tree.

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  4. They are so pretty.

    We have those trees in front apartments , but I had not noticed any flowers. May be I did not look properly.

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  5. Hello Nick.
    Great pictures you show of a very interesting flower.
    To some we have not in Denmark.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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  6. I have never seen a bloom that looks like this. Very interesting.

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  7. Oh I like them, they're like little dusters!

    Herding Cats

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  8. Really enjoying your series! I've never seen a flowering gum! Thanks!

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  9. great blooms! thanks so much for sharing those lovely photos.
    such a beautiful tree!

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  10. These blossoms look very unique. My first time to see them. Thak you, Nick. I really enjoyed today's series too.

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  11. What a beautiful tree and those blossoms are stunning. It's like having a tree filled with white sparklers all over it.

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  12. I would never say Eucalyptus bloom so beautifully. Great series.

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  13. these clusters are so interesting. I didn't realize eucalyptus blossomed so profusely.

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  14. so pretty! like fireworks!

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  15. You know, you really do have different flowers in Australia! I like these a lot!

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  16. Looks a bit like the Orange tree in our garden ;) thank you for the inspiration. Please have a good weekend.

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  17. oh i love how their flowers look, it is kind of unique and white is so dainty. happy weekend Nix.

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  18. Great series! Love these unique blooms. Just beautiful. :-)

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  19. Litle bursts of white fireworks! What a delightful bloom... lovely captures, Nick.

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  20. What interesting and beautiful flowers. I don't think I've ever seen these before. I agree with Francisca, they're like little white fireworks.

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