Callitris baileyi / Bailey's Cypress Pine

Callitris baileyi is a species of conifer in the Cupressaceae family found only in Australia. It grows as evergreen small tree that can reach heights of growth of up to 18 meters. The gray bark is rough.The leaves are in threes on the branches. The green leaves are 2-5 mm long and are keeled on the back.

C. baileyi is monoecious with the male cones 2-3 mm long and situated at the branch ends. Scattered along the branches are the female cones that are oblong to oval with a diameter of 1.0 to 1.3 centimeters. At maturity they towards a gray colored Blue. Each of the resinous cones bears several seeds which have two large uneven wings.

The natural range of C. baileyi extends from southeastern Queensland to in the northeastern New South Wales. It grows mainly on shallow clay soils, on rocky slopes near rivers and in hilly and mountainous regions. It is also found in open eucalyptus forests with grass understory.

Callitris baileyi is classified in the IUCN Red List as "vulnerable". It is endangered by timber felling, overgrazing and forest fires. It is named for Frederick Manson Bailey (1827-1915) an eminent 19th Century colonial botanist who worked in Queensland.

Attribution from: Wikipedia

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