Callitris oblonga subsp. oblonga

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN)

Columnar or conical tree or shrub to 5 m high. Leaves c. 4 mm long, dark green, outer side prominently keeled. Female cones usually clustered, ovoid, 1.8–2.5 mm diam. when open, distinctly longer than broad, persistent; scales thick, separating almost to base, dorsal surface smooth, with short thickened point near apex; alternate scales much reduced, larger scales narrowed upwards; columella 3-lobed, short.

*HSF, *Strz. Native to Tasmania.

Callitris oblonga has keeled leaves and 3-lobed to 3–4-partite columella like C. endlicheri and C. rhomboidea, but the cones are ovoid with the larger scales evenly tapered towards a blunt apex and much bigger than the alternate scales.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-30
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-12
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Cupressaceae
genus Callitris
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callitris oblonga subsp. oblonga in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callitris oblonga subsp. oblonga in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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