Scientific Name:
Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T.Baker
Vernacular Name(s):
Alpine ash; gum-topped stringybark; White-top

Large or very large tree; bark persistent and fibrous on lower part of trunk, peeling in long strips to expose smooth greyish white surface on upper part. Juvenile lvs opposite for few pairs, these and intermediate lvs very large, petiolate, glaucous, ovate; base oblique. Adult lvs with petiole 1–3 cm long; lamina mostly 10–20 cm long, lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, coriaceous, somewhat falcate, concolorous, usually ± glaucescent; veins diverging at 30–45° from midrib; base slightly to moderately oblique; apex acuminate. Umbels axillary; fls 7–15; peduncles 5–20 mm long, ± terete; pedicels c. = buds. Buds 3–5 mm long, clavate, glaucous; operculum < hypanthium, hemispheric with acute apex. Stamens white; anthers reniform. Fr. tapering to pedicel, 7–10 × (6)–7–8 mm, pyriform or clavate with truncate apex; valves 4, included; disc narrow, obliquely descending or nearly flat.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T.Baker
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1

Flowering: Jan.–Mar.

Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42.