Eucalyptus camaldulensis – Red River Gum

To 40M. Large open spreading tree, smooth mottled bark becoming rough at base. Bluish green when young, becoming long dull green leaves. Axillary racemes of 7-11 long stalked buds followed by profuse cream to pale yellow flowers Nov – Feb with long stamens. Nectar source for butterflies and other insects. Fruit small, rounded with disc raised, 4 strongly projecting valves. Seeds cubed, yellow, smooth.

An important species. Many trees are renowned as corroboree or canoe trees. Food, containers and clubs were other by-products, while the gum treated burns and diarrhoea.