Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis

Alpine Ash

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 50(–90) m tall; bark rough on lower half of trunk, thick, fibrous or stringy; smooth bark above white or yellowish-grey, with scribbles. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for few pairs then petiolate, alternate, pendulous, ovate or broadly falcate, to 25 cm long, 10 cm wide, glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate or falcate, oblique, 10–18 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation sparse. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 2 cm long, 7–15-flowered; buds pedicellate, clavate, to 0.6 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., no scar (single operculum); operculum hemispherical or conical; outer stamens erect, inner inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, reniform; ovules in 2 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, barrel-shaped, to 1.2 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4 (occasionally 3 or 5), below rim; seed pale brown to brown, glossy, smooth, pyramidal but distorted by one curved face, hilum terminal.  Flowers Dec.–Mar.

CVU, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Occurs east from Mt Macedon in high mountains. Usually occurring in a zone immediately below Eucalyptus pauciflora, at altitudes between 900 and 1500 m.

Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis is distinguished from subsp. tasmaniensis, endemic in Tasmania, by having less rough bark, smooth seedling stems and larger juvenile leaves.

Source: Brooker, M.I.H.; Slee, A.V. (1996). Eucalyptus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory