Marble Gum

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: gongylocarpa
Main Flower Colour: White


A large desert gum reaching over 20m high. Bark smooth throughout, white, shedding in brownish short ribbons or in small polygonal flakes. Leaves are dull green 4 - 6cm long, 1-2cm wide. Flowers are white to cream and appear after good rain. Spherical fruits (gumnuts) give the tree its common name and are about 10-12mm across.


The main flower colour is white. Any gum with a single trunk in the Great Victoria Desert will be a Marble Gum


It provides food and habitat for a number of Australian bird species.

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Bio Regions

Great Victoria Desert (GVD)

Region Specifics

Great Victoria desert

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