Hi everyone, here we are into another new week. I hope you and yours are doing ok.
Last week I introduced you briefly to the pink form of marri tree - Corymbia calophylla "rosea" - which was a totally new tree to me. I had seen it before, but didn't realise it was the pink form of the usually creamy marri.
This plant is so beautiful I thought it deserved a post all of its own. The creamy marri is very common (I've blogged about them before. The Marri Trees are flowering). It is flowering profusely at the moment. You see whole trees covered with these flowers.
The pink form, rosea, is less common. The nuts, which you can see below here, the parrots love, are commonly called "honkey nuts".
Formerly known as Eucalyptus calophylla, Corymbia calophylla is a large tree, not suitable for gardens, as it can grow up to 40 metres in height and occurs naturally through the south-west of Western Australia in a range of habitats. The common name Marri is a Noongar word for blood, which has been used to describe the sap that weeps from wounds in the bark. The large urn shaped nuts on this tree are commonly referred to as honky nuts. They hold large seeds that provide a food source to native birds such as parrots and cockatoos. WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
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