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Common name: Stringybark Pine, Brush Cypress, Stringybark Cypress Pine
Callitris macleayana (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree with spreading branches and subfibrous furrowed bark.
Mature leaves 2–3 mm long, dorsal surface acutely keeled, juvenile leaves 10–15 mm long, often remaining even on shoots bearing cones.
Female cones 20–30 mm diam., solitary on thick fruiting branchlets, remaining on the branches long after maturity; cone scales usually 6, 8 if borne on juvenile branches, each scale with a small dorsal point near the apex; columella very short, 3-lobed or 3-partite or 4-lobed in cones on juvenile branches. Mostly found in rainforest, on the coast north from Port Stephens.
Distribution and occurrence:
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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