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Callitris oblonga A.Rich. & Rich.
Family Cupressaceae
Callitris oblonga A.Rich. & Rich. APNI*

Description: Small tree or shrub, to 5 m high; foliage dark green.

Leaves usually 4–5 mm long.

Female cones sessile or on short fruiting branchlets occurring singly or in dense clusters on the branches and remaining after maturity; cones ovoid, 12–24 mm long, 10–24 mm long; cone scales thick, each tapering above to an apex usually thickened by a short dorsal point, the alternate scales very much reduced; columella short, often 3-lobed.

Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in sand near banks of streams; in scrub and open forest, scattered along the eastern side of the tablelands, rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden & J. Thompson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Female cones 14–18 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; alternate scales about half as long as the intervening scales.subsp. corangensis
Female cones 12–15 mm long, 10–14 mm diam.; alternate scales about two-thirds as long as intervening scales.subsp. parva

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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