Callitris glaucophylla—White Cypress Pine—CUPRESSACEAE

Callitris glaucophylla

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Habitat—An emergent in Dry Rainforest and on the margins of Vine thickets.

Distribution— North from Gunnedah in New South Wales and into Queensland and Northern Territory.

Description—Medium-sized tree. Bark blackish, rough and furrowed. Branchlets rounded-triangular, grooved longitudinally, three angled.

Local occurrences


Leaves.—Juvenile leaves 3 to 6 mm long, – free, in whorls of 3 to 5. Adult leaves bluish grey, 1 to 3 mm long, not keeled, in whorls of 3, free part scale–like.

Callitris glaucophylla
Callitris glaucophylla

Fruit.— Cone ovid, 1.5 to 2.5 cm diameter, woody, opening in 6 valves, alternate valves slightly shorter and narrower; seeds winged.

Ripe.—February to May.