Eucalyptus peltata Benth.
Corymbia dimorpha (Brooker & A.R.Bean) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson
Common Name: Yellowjacket
Corymbia peltata is an evergreen tree usually growing up to 10 metres tall, occasionally reaching 20 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Australia - northern and central Queensland
Woodland, often on poor soils; at elevations up to 500 metres[
]. Dry sclerophyll woodlands and forest, preferring sandstone slopes and ridges with shallow sandy soils[
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Corymbia peltata is native to the tropical climate of northeastern Australia, where it is found at elevations up to 500 metres. Rainfall occurs mainly in the summer, with a mean annual rainfall within the range 475 - 725mm. Frosts are very rare or non-existant[
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[
A strong wood[
Seed - surface sow in a seedtray in a sunny position and do not allow the compost to dry out[
]. Species that come from high altitudes appreciate 6 - 8 weeks cold stratification at 2°c[
]. 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. This should coincide with the onset of the rainy season in tropical countries[
The seed has a long viability[
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