Essay Pl. Coll. Fitzalan 19 (1860) APNI
Stunted or several-stemmed tree or shrub, to 5 m high. Leaves 1–4 mm long, lime- or dark green, outer side rounded. Female cones single or in groups of 2 or more, broad ovoid to sub-globose, usually 1.5–2.5 cm diam. when open, persistent; scales thick, usually permanently adhering toward base, dorsal surface rugose, densely covered with tubercles, with very small dorsal point near apex; columella not lobed, usually short and thick.
LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Restricted in Victoria to mallee sand-ridges.
Although C. gracilis can have quite tuberculate cones, the tubercles never entirely cover the cone scales as in C. verrucosa. In addition, the shrubby habit of C. verrucosa is usually sufficient to distinguish this species from C. gracilis. Some authors, following Garden (1957), treat C. verrucosa as a subspecies of C. gracilis, but in south-eastern Australia, C. glaucophylla and C. gracilis are morphologically more similar than C. gracilis and C. verrucosa.
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