Corymbia intermedia (R.T.Baker) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Hill, K.D. & Johnson, L.A.S. (1995) Telopea 6: 247.
Pink Bloodwood; Red Bloodwood; Bloodwood
Stem clothed in a 'bloodwood' bark which extends to the branches. (A 'bloodwood' bark is flaky and plate-like but each individual flake is shortly fibrous.)
Oil dots visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 8-15 x 1.5-3 cm, with 50 or more lateral veins on either side of the slightly raised midrib.
Cotyledons much wider than long. Oil dots difficult to see with a lens, almost confined to the margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex apiculate, base obtuse with a few bristle-like hairs on the upper surface along the midrib; oil dots sparse and difficult to see with a lens; midrib on the underside of the leaf blade, petiole and stem clothed in bristle-like reddish brown hairs. Lignotuber present. Seed germination time 6 to 14 days.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Dull Oakblue Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
Produces a durable timber suitable for construction work.
Wood specific gravity 1.01. Cause et al. (1989).