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.
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