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Eucalyptus delegatensis

Eucalyptus delegatensis R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 305 (1900).
TYPE: New South Wales, Delegate Mountain, W. Baeuerlen, Jan 1899 (lecto NSW, fide Boland 1985). Cited as "Hab. - Delegate Mountain, N.S.W. (W. Baeuerlen)."
Eucalyptus gigantea Hook. f., Hooker's Lond. J. Bot. 4: 479 (1847).
TYPE: Tasmania, R. Gunn 1106, 1095 (syn K, isosyn CGE, NSW). No type was cited. Cited information is "Hab. Throughout Tasmania, very abundant: - v.v.n."
Eucalyptus risdonii var. elata Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 203 (1867).
TYPE: Tasmania, Lake St. Clair, R. Gunn 1095, 7 Jan 1841 (holo K, iso BM, NSW). Cited as "Lake St. Clair, Gunn."


Habit: Tree, Height to 50 m high (sometimes 90).
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") to stringy (deeply furrowed), grey or grey-brown or red-brown, grey or grey-brown, shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 25 cm long, 10 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (15), regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 9–20 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–7 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose, 5–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical (short; sometimes beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 3–5 locular, 8–15 mm long, 6–11 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat (rarely). Valves enclosed. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and often dominant; grassy or wet sclerophyll subalpine forests on deep fertile often sloping soil.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic., or Tas. N.S.W. regions Southern Tablelands.

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