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habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit from below (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of bark on main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves and flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of mature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson
Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson subsp. citriodoraCorymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson subsp. variegata (F. Muell.) A.R. Bean & M.W. McDonaldCorymbia variegata (F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. JohnsonEucalyptus citriodora Hook.Eucalyptus maculata Hook. var. citriodora F.M. Bailey, nom. illeg.Eucalyptus maculata Hook. var. citriodora (Hook.) F.M. BaileyEucalyptus maculata Hook. var. citriodora Kinney, nom. illeg.Eucalyptus melissiodora Lindl.Eucalyptus variegata F.Muell.
citron scented gum, citron-scented gum, lemon gum, lemon scented gum, lemon-scented gum, lemonscented gum, spotted gum
Native to eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales (i.e. from Cooktown in northern Queensland south to Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales).
Naturalised in northern Victoria, south-western Western Australia (i.e. in the Darling Range near Mundaring and near Perth) and beyond its native range in central New South Wales (i.e. in suburban Sydney). Possibly also sparingly naturalised in south-eastern South Australia.
Naturalised overseas in south-western USA (i.e. California) and Hawaii.
This species is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and in the wider Sydney and Blue Mountains region in central New South Wales. Lemon-scented gum (Corymbia citriodora) is spreading from deliberate plantings and invading open woodland areas, particularly in south-western Western Australia.
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