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Corymbia leptoloma

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Paluma Range yellowjacket

Corymbia leptoloma, Family Myrtaceae, previously known as Eucalyptus leptoloma, is a
medium sized tree growing to 20 m high. The bark is rough throughout, flaky, somewhat
tessellated and yellow-grey in colour. Small branches are smooth-barked. Adult leaves are
lance-shaped, 25Ð40 mm wide, glossy, bright green on the upper surface, and conspicuously
paler below. Flowers are formed in terminal clusters. Flower buds are in groups (umbels) of
seven, shortly stalked and egg-shaped, and 6Ð7 mm long when mature. The fruit is truncate globose, 8Ð11 mm long and wide, with three cavities, and valves are deeply enclosed
(Brooker & Bean, 1991; Hill & Johnson, 1995; Brooker & Kleinig, 2004). Flowering time is
The related C. leichhardtii sometimes occurs in the same vicinity and can be distinguished
from C. leptoloma by dull leaves that are a similar colour on both sides (CPBR, 2006).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Corymbia leptoloma

    This species is potentially affected by altered fire regimes (Calvert; Lokkers Cumming; 2005).