A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- 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, 1020 cm long, 1.54 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), 920 mm long.
Pedicels terete, 27 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose, 56
mm long, 34 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
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate,
35 locular, 815 mm long, 611 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