Eucalyptus dichromophloia F.Muell.
Eucalyptus niphophloia Blakely & Jacobs
Eucalyptus capricornia D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr
Eucalyptus drysdalensis D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr
Eucalyptus atrovirens Brooker & Kleinig
Corymbia capricornia (D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Corymbia drysdalensis (D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Corymbia rubens K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Common Name: Small-fruited Bloodwood
Corymbia dichromophloia is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Australia - northern Western Australia, northern Northern Territory, northern Queensland
Grassy woodlands, usually growing on shallow soils on ridges and slopes and around the edges of mesas, on substrates of granite, sandstones and laterite[
Corymbia dichromophloia is native to the tropical monsoonal climate of northern Australia, where it is found at elevations up to metres.
Corymbia species generally require a sunny position, succeeding in a wide range of well-drained, circumneutral soils of low to moderate fertility[
The plant develops a lignotuber - this is a woody tuber that starts to develop near the base of seedlings and can become massive in the mature plants of some species. It possesses embedded vegetative buds, allowing the plant to regenerate following crown destruction, for example by fire[
Kino resin, obtained from the trunk, is very astringent. Diluted, it can be taken internally as an effective treatment for dysentery, working because it is not absorbed at all from the stomach and only very slowly from the intestine, and is thus able to directly treat the lower part of the intestine. It can be used as a gargle and mouthwash to treat relaxed throat, loose teeth[
Applied externally as a wash, it is an effective styptic and can used to treat cuts and skin problems[
A weak solution of the kino resin obtained from the bark has been consumed as a tonic, and also as a remedy for toothache when used as a mouth rinse[
The nectar from the flowers has been consumed to treat colds and coughs[
Seed - surface sow in a seedtray in a sunny position and do not allow the compost to dry out[
]. Germination rates vary, but usually average 30 - 50%[
]. Rapid and complete germination is achieved under moist, warm conditions (25 - 30°c is optimal in the laboratory) in the presence of light[
]. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the second set of seed leaves has developed, if left longer than this they might not move well. Seedlings are planted out in the field when they reach a height of about 25 cm, 10 - 12 weeks after sowing. This should coincide with the onset of the rainy season in tropical countries[
The seed has a long viability[
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