Ghost Gum ( Corymbia aparrerinja )
Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar
Height : 2m to 18m included
Origin : Central Australia
Environment : arid areas, on rocky slopes, red sand flats, dry creek beds; on well-drained sandy soils
Climate : warm; dry or semi-arid
Also listed with the alternative scientific name of Eucalyptus papuana, the Ghost Gum, native to Central Australia, has an unmistakable look, due for most part to it’s ghostly white bark colour (hence the name). It is mostly found in the south part of Northern Territory, at the edge of Western Australia and into central Queensland. It creates a subterranean lignotuber that helps it recover after fires. The Native Australians used parts of this tree to treat colds.