Inland Australia Tree to 20 m or so tall, broadly conical or occasionally small and shrubby. Bark furrowed. Foliage waxy blue to grey green, rarely dense and dark green. Leaves 1-3 mm long, rounded on back. Female cones mostly borne singly, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, spherical to slightly compressed, soon shed; scales thin, widest at the tip but narrowing abruptly and separating almost to the base, sometimes with small point, surface sometimes slightly rough but never warty.
Grows naturally mostly in sandy inland soils of all states. Has become naturalised as a garden escape in E Florida, USA.
Foliage generally bluish; cones borne singly.
Thompson & Johnson (1986).
NSW: Forbes (Victoria Park); Wagga Wagga (Bot. Gds; Collins Park). ACT: Australian National Bot. Gds; Yarralumla (Nsy). VIC: Maryborough (Bot. Gds, c. 6 m tall in 1984); Surrey Hills (Kingsley Gds); Wangaratta ('Bontharambo' near Wangaratta, 2 old trees east of homestead 23 m and 21 m tall in 1992).
Source: (1995). Cupressaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.