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Common name: Port Jackson pine, Oyster Bay pine
Callitris rhomboidea R.Br. ex A.Rich. & Rich. APNI*
Synonyms: Frenela gunnii var. mucronata Parl. APNI*
Callitris cupressiformis var. mucronata (Benth.) Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or shrub, often glaucous, with spreading branches.
Leaves 2–3 mm long, keeled dorsally.
Female cones usually clustered on fruiting branches, remaining long after maturity, globose to depressed-globose, 20 mm diam.; cone scales thick, alternate scales smaller, larger scales broader above and abruptly angled into a short wide apex; columella mostly short, occasionally to 3 mm long, 3-lobed or with 3 separate parts.
Distribution and occurrence: in woodland, on the coast and tablelands; widespread, but not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Thompson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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