Corymbia novoguinensis

Corymbia novoguinensis is a species of tree that is native to New Guinea, some Torres Strait Island and the Cape York Peninsula. It has rough bark on the trunk and branches, lance-shaped adult leaves, flower buds in groups of seven, creamy white flowers and urn-shaped to barrel-shaped fruit.

Corymbia novoguinensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Corymbia
C. novoguinensis
Binomial name
Corymbia novoguinensis

Eucalyptus novoguinensis D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr


Corymbia novoguinensis is a tree that typically grows to a height of 25 m (82 ft) and forms a lignotuber. It has rough, fissured, flaky or fibrous and tessellated bark on the trunk and branches. The adult leaves are glossy green but paler on the lower surface, lance-shaped, 100–210 mm (3.9–8.3 in) long and 12–35 mm (0.47–1.38 in) wide, tapering to a petiole 15–25 mm (0.59–0.98 in) long. The flower buds are arranged on the ends of branchlets on a branched peduncle 7–16 mm (0.28–0.63 in) long, each branch of the peduncle with seven buds on pedicels 4–18 mm (0.16–0.71 in) long. Mature buds are oval to pear-shaped, 11–12 mm (0.43–0.47 in) long and 6–7 mm (0.24–0.28 in) wide with a rounded to conical operculum. Flowering has been observed in August and the flowers are creamy white. The fruit is a woody urn-shaped to barrel-shaped capsule 17–24 mm (0.67–0.94 in) long and 11–15 mm (0.43–0.59 in) wide.[2][3][4]

Corymbia novoguinensis is similar to C. clarksoniana, C. ligans and C. polycarpa, but is distinguished from them on the basis of fruit shape.[3]

Taxonomy and namingEdit

This eucalypt was first formally described in 1987 by Denis Carr and Stella Carr from specimens collected on Daru Island in Papua New Guinea, and was given the name Eucalyptus novoguinensis.[5] In 1995 Ken Hill and Lawrie Johnson changed the name to Corymbia novoguinensis.[4][6] The specific epithet (novoguinensis) is a reference to the type location.[3]

Distribution and habitatEdit

This species grows in coastal area of southern Papua New Guinea, south-eastern Irian Jaya, some Torres Strait Islands and the northern part of the Cape York Peninsula.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

List of Corymbia species


  1. ^ a b "Corymbia novoguinensis". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Corymbia novoguinensis (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 257 (1995)". Eucalink. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Corymbia novoguinensis". Euclid:Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Hill, Kenneth D.; Johnson, Lawrence A.S. (13 December 1995). "Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 7. A revision of the bloodwoods, genus Corymbia (Myrtaceae)". Telopea. 6 (2–3): 257–259. doi:10.7751/telopea19953017.
  5. ^ "Eucalyptus novoguinensis". APNI. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Corymbia novoguinensis". APNI. Retrieved 19 February 2020.