Mountain Gum, Broad Leaved Kindling Bark, Broad Leaved Ribbon Gum, Broad-leaved Ribbon Gum, Kindlingbark, Mountain White Gum, Seven Flowered Mountain Gum, White Gum.
Dalrympleana, after Richard Dalrymple Hay, former Chief Commissioner of NSW Forests.
Up to 40m.
Presence in Australia
Mostly in upper reaches of catchments including Tooma, Maragle and Paddy"s River-Burra Valley.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Grassy or sclerophyll woodland or forest on loamy or sandy soils at higher elevations.
Tree to 40m high with smooth bark on lower trunk shedding in long ribbons. Large crown of glossy green leaves.
Distinguished from Candlebark (E. rubida) mainly by its glaucous juvenile and intermediate leaves.
Moist, well-drained deep soils. Tolerates frost.
Fast-growing. Develops spreading habit in open situations. Hybridises with Candlebark on Northern Tablelands.
Early Dec to late May. Monitor closely, as seeds released 3-8 weeks after maturity. Trees fallen for timber are ideal seed source.
From seed (±250 viable seeds per gram).
From seed after fire.
Shade and shelter
Could be included in wide windbreaks as high-level cover.
Straight-grained, moderately coarse and hard, but not durable. Density about 740 kg/m3. Similar but superior to Candlebark timber. Used in framing, paneling, flooring, joinery and tool handles. Useful timber for farm forestry planting on sheltered sites.
Important hollow source for birds, including the Sooty Owl, and mammals, including the Yellow-bellied Glider.
Leaves produce red-orange dye with alum as mordant.