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Distribution of Callitris baileyi (Bowman and Harris 1995). Basemap from Expedia Maps. You can also create a highly detailed map, and access specimen data, using the "search" function at the Australia Virtual Herbarium.


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Conservation status

Callitris baileyi

C.T. White 1923

Common names

Taxonomic notes


Tree: Slender. Leaves: Green, 25 mm long, acutely keeled on dorsal surfaces. Cones: Solitary on slender fruiting branchlets, glaucous during development; 10-13 mm in diameter, ovoid to oblong. Cone scales: Each with a dorsal point below the apex and a furrow below following dehiscence; alternate scales shorter and narrower; columella stout, narrowed at the base, slightly angled. Seeds: Few, with 2 unequal wings (Harden 1990).

Distribution and Ecology

Australia: New South Wales and Queensland. "Grows in drier ranges inland from near the Qld border; not common in N.S.W." (Harden 1990).

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

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"The species is dedicated to the late Frederick Manson Bailey, the first to collect specimens of this tree, whose name is so closely associated with the flora of Queensland and its elucidation" (White 1923).


White, C.T. 1923. A new conifer from southern Queensland. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 68:449. Available at the Biodiversity Heritage Library, accessed 2012.11.24.

See also

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

Last Modified 2012-11-24