Common name: Mountain Gum
Eucalyptus dalrympleana Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth or sometimes persistent on lower trunk (short stocking only), grey, fibrous-flaky, white, grey, pink or yellow above, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate to elliptic or ovate, dull grey-green to dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous.
Umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 3–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 5–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, ovoid or campanulate 5–8 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and abundant, in grassy or sclerophyll woodland or forest on loamy or sandy soils at higher elevations.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Intergradation occurs with E. rubida on parts of the NT.
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Inflorescences 3-flowered. South from Ilford. CT ST; Vic., Tas.||subsp. dalrympleana|
|Inflorescences 7-flowered. North from Niangala. NT; Qld.||subsp. heptantha|
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