Common Name(s): Red Bloodwood
Scientific Name: Corymbia gummifera
Distribution: Coastal areas of eastern Australia
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 54 lbs/ft3 (865 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .70, .87
Janka Hardness: 2,450 lbf (10,910 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,380 lbf/in2 (99.1 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,860,000 lbf/in2 (12.83 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 8,480 lbf/in2 (58.5 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: ~3%, Tangential: ~6%, Volumetric: ~9%
Color/Appearance: No data available.
Grain/Texture: No data available.
Endgrain: No data available.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: No data available.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Red Bloodwood has been reported to cause eye and skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Virtually never exported to North America.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: No data available.
Comments: Not to be confused with the much more widespread commercial South American lumber Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens), Red Bloodwood is an unrelated Australian species.
Scans/Pictures: There are currently no pictures of this exact wood species, but a similar species within the Eucalyptus genus is being substituted (E. marginata). If you’d like to contribute a wood sample of this specific species to be scanned, (even small pieces of veneer can be sent), please use the contact form.
This tree is common where I live but is usually just left to rot or burnt as firewood.
Do you know anything about workability of this tree? And graint/texture?
Hello Christian and Eric, Common species in my area in southern NSW. Not readily available commercially but has been used for decades on an opportunistic basis when good sound trees are found. colour: heartwood dark pink to red to red-brown. grain: coarse, tends to be interlocked. Kino veins and pockets common (hence its name), which mitigate against its use as sawn timber; used in the round for posts, piles, poles but sound timber yields good quality flooring with attractive grain. See my image of rift sawn sample from my reference collection. end grain: see attached image from sample in my… Read more »