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Which is the correct name for Callitris columellaris?

Which is the correct name for Callitris columellaris?

There has been some name confusions in Callitris ‘glaucophylla’. C. columellaris is a valid species, but it is confined to coastal areas. The inland species, ‘glaucophylla’ was recognised as sufficiently different to have a name of its own. The inland, white cypress pine, is correctly called ‘glaucophylla’.

Where are Callitris trees found in Western Australia?

White cypress pine ( Callitris glaucophylla) is widespread south of the Tropic of Capricorn, with extensive stands in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. Small stands of callitris trees are found in south-western Western Australia, including the Rottnest Island pine ( C. preissii ), which is endemic to the region.

How tall does a Callitris conifer tree grow?

Single trunk and symmetrical in habit with bluish grey bark that can reach 18 metres in height but is generally smaller. The wood of this slow-growing conifer is renowned for its resistance to termite attack and is an important commercial forestry timber with the wood being highly durable and used in fencing, flooring and furniture making.

What’s the best temperature to sow Callitris seed?

The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C Sow seed 1-2 mm deep in a seed raising mix. Avoid sowing seed too deep, seed sown too deep may not germinate. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in suitable condition.

Is it possible to collect Callitris from the wild?

U are right collecting Callitris from the wild is very difficult. Principally because when young in the wild they have tap roots almost as long as the tree is high. The living roots are almost all at the bottom of the taproot. Pre-cutting around the base of the tree would probably be a waste of time.

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