Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus dealbata (Tumble-down Red Gum)


Eucalyptus dealbata photo
Eucalyptus dealbata growing on The Pinnacles near Invergowrie, near Armidale, New South Wales

Photograph by Geoff Derrin. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Eucalyptus dealbata photo
Eucalyptus dealbata buds

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Eucalyptus dealbata photo
Eucalyptus dealbata buds

Photograph by Geoff Derrin. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus dealbata. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20dealbata Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



TUMBLE-DOWN RED GUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus dealbata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Tumble-down Red Gum

Description
Tree to 15 m. Bark smooth throughout, grey or white. Juvenile leaves broadly ovate, usually glaucous, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves lanceolate, acuminate, moderately thick; lamina 7.5-11.5 cm long, 1.3-3.5 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous; lateral veins at 35° -50° ; intramarginal vein up to 2 mm from margin; petiole terete or slightly flattened, 10-20 mm long. Umbels 7-11-flowered; peduncle angular, 7-12 mm long; pedicels 2-6 mm long. Buds ovoid to conical, glaucous; operculum conical, 5-6 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium hemispherical or obconical, 2-4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical, 4-7 mm long, 5-7 mm wide; disc broad, ascending; valves 3 or 4. Seeds brown-black.

Habitat
Grows on ridges, hills and plains in open woodland.

Distribution
Occurs from the Emerald district, Qld, southwards through the western slopes and tablelands of N.S.W. to the Chiltern area, Vic.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 15m
Propagation
seed



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:dealbata
Common Name:Tumble-down Red Gum


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
  Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea
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