Common name: Tumbledown Red Gum
Eucalyptus dealbata subsp. dealbata A.Cunn. & Schauer APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark smooth, white and grey or grey-brown, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, up to 18 cm long, 1.1–4 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, ± chartaceous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered (rarely 11-flowered); peduncle terete or 4-angled, 7–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long. Buds ovoid, glaucous, 7–10 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute (obtuse), longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or cylindrical, 4–6 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered and locally dominant. Distributed widely on the tablelands and western slopes of NSW, from about Grenfell and Cowra northwards to far southern Queensland.
In grassy woodland on skeletal soils usually on basic rocks, on hilltops and slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Intergrades have been recorded between E. dealbata subsp. dealbata and both E. dwyeri and E. vicina, both of which differ most conspicuously in their relatively narrower, non-glaucous leaves.
Text by K.D. Hill; modified by Peter G. Wilson, Oct 2020
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991) and Bell and Nicolle, Telopea 23: 141–150 (2020)
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