Marri Geena Dickson/ClimateWatcher

Marri

Corymbia calophylla

Corymbia comes from Latin (corymbium) a "corymb" refers to floral clusters where all flowers branch from the stem at different levels but ultimately terminate at about the same level and calophylla comes from Greek (calo) beautiful, and (phyllon) a leaf.

Large tree with tessellated bark, up to 40 – 60 m high.

Leaves

Lance to oval shape. Veins are distinct.

Flowers

White to pink.

Fruits/Seeds

Urn shaped fruit 0.7 – 1.4 cm long, 0.7 – 1 cm diameter.

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What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower

  • Full flowering (record all days)

  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)

  • No flowering

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When and Where

When To Look

  • Year round
  • Flowers from December to May

Where To Look

  • South Western Australia, widely spread
  • Ranging from Geraldton to Albany (inland to Albany highway)
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What Else?

Similar Species

Marri is superficially similar to Red-flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia). However it has urn-shaped fruit rather than barrel shaped, its seeds are larger and do not have wings, and its oil glands in the leaves are prominent. C. ficifolia always has scarlet flowers, while marri flowers are almost always white.