English Name: Bloodwood

Latin Name: Corymbia gummifera

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Corymbia

Brief introduction: The heartwood of Bloodwood is pink to dark red, with distinctly paler sapwood. The texture is course and the grain is often interlocked. A feature of the timber is the presence of gum veins, which often limits its suitability for sawn timber (gum veins may also open up in drying). However a good piece of sawn Bloodwood is prized for its attractive grain. This hardwood is highly durable for corrosion and termite.