Callitris glaucophylla (White Cypress Pine)

Broad conical tree to 20m high, or stunted tree to only 3m in less favourable habitats. Leaves 1-3mm long, glaucous, occasionally dark green. Found in all mainland states. Common in inland woodlands on loamy plains, sandy rises and outcrops of sedimentary and granitic rock near Murray River, on Mt Arapiles and in scattered pockets to the west of Melbourne (eg. Bacchus Marsh, Maude, Batesford). The wood of this slow-growing conifer is renowned for its resistance to insect attack, particularly termites.









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