Comm. Bot. Conif. Cycad. 47, t. 8 fig. 1 (1826) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Columnar or conical tree, or scraggy shrub, to 6 m high, branches fastigiate, erect or spreading. Leaves 1–4 (rarely to 7) mm long, deep- or silver-green, often glaucous, outer side keeled (giving stem an angular appearance). Female cones densely clustered, globose to subglobose, 1–2.5 cm diam. when open, brown, wrinkled when dry, persistent; scales thick, usually permanently adhering toward base, dorsal surface generally finely rugose, without tubercles, with prominent broadly conical dorsal point; larger alternate scales widened upwards, others much reduced in size; columella 3-lobed, short.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, NIS, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Scattered on coastal granitic hills in far eastern Victoria, and frequent on sandstone ridges in the Grampians region and on mallee sandhills. Nine trees in Kinglake National Park near Steels Creek were apparently introduced in 1962, while the origins of stands in the Christmas Hills and Point Lonsdale areas are unknown.
See note under C. oblonga.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|