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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|