Common name: Coastal Cypress Pine
Callitris columellaris F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 10 m or more high, with spreading or erect branches, foliage usually green, rarely glaucous.
Leaves 1–3 mm long, the dorsal surface not keeled.
Female cones solitary on slender fruiting branchlets, seldom remaining attached long after maturity; ovoid to depressed-globose to 20 mm diam.; cone scales thin, dorsal point absent or small and present below the apex, the alternate scales shorter and narrower, the larger scales angled, often sharply so, all separating almost to the base of the cone and often spaced widely at maturity; columella variable, often thick and angled, mostly 5–7 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on coastal sandy soils; north from Angourie.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Thompson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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