Corymbia ficifolia

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Name and publication

Corymbia ficifolia (F. Muell.) K. D. Hill & L. A. S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 245 (1995).

Description

The fruits of the red-flowering gum are barrel- to urn-shaped woody capsules, 2-3.5 cm long x 2-4 cm wide with deeply enclosed valves. These are sold as “gum nuts ficofolia” in the potpourri trade.

Nativity and distribution

Corymbia ficifolia is endemic to Western Australia but cultivated worldwide for its brilliant flowers.

Family

Myrtaceae

Synonymy

Eucalyptus ficifolia F. Muell.