Callitris oblonga Rich.

Tasmanian Cypress Pine

Shrub or small, bushy, generally symmetrical tree. Foliage branchlets thin, generally waxy blue. Leaves mostly 4 mm or more long, ridged on the back. Female cones solitary or clustered, c. 2-2.5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, ovoid to oblong, pointed; scales thick, rounded, smooth, grey, narrowed to a conical protuberance with a tiny point at the tip, smaller scales half as long as larger, widest in the bottom half; stalk absent or very short.

Grows naturally on the eastern tablelands of northern New South Wales and in south east Tasmania in riverine situations on the St Pauls, Apsley and South Esk Rivers.

NSW, Tas.

Branchlets bluish, thin; leaves mostly more than 4 mm long; cones with thickened, rounded conical scales with a minute point at the tip.

NSW: Jervis Bay (Bot. Gds). VIC: Melbourne (Royal Bot. Gds, path running west from kiosk); Nunawading (Civic Centre). TAS: Lalla (W.A.G. Walker Arboretum). ACT: Australian National Bot. Gds.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Cupressaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Cupressaceae
genus       Callitris Vent.