The Gymnosperm Database


Distribution of Callitris verrucosa (Bowman and Harris 1995). You can also create a highly detailed map, and access specimen data, using the "search" function at the Australia Virtual Herbarium. The distribution of this species in western Australia is assigned to C. tuberculata by Hill (1998). Basemap from Expedia Maps.


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Conservation status

Callitris verrucosa

(A. Cunningham ex Endlicher) F. Mueller 1860

Common names

Mallee pine, sandhill pine, scrub cypress pine.

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Callitris preissii ssp. verrucosa (Cunn. ex Endl.) J. Garden (Harden 1990), Frenella verrucosa (Silba 1986).


"Cones usually <25 mm diam., densely warted (in N.S.W.). Small stunted tree often with several trunks and rarely more than 6 m high, foliage glaucous. Female cones broad-ovoid to depressed-globose, the warts mostly small, 1-2 mm diam, sometimes larger and more scattered" (Harden 1990).

Distribution and Ecology

Australia: New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. "Usually grows in small clumps or as isolated trees" (Harden 1990).

Zone 10 (cold hardiness limit between -1°C and +4.4°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree







Mueller, F.J.H. von. 1860. Essay on the plants collected by Mr. Eugene Fitzalan, during Lieut. Smith's expedition to the estuary of the Burdekin. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer. P.19. Available: Hathi Trust, accessed 2012.11.25.

See also

Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.

Last Modified 2017-12-29