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Distribution of Callitris roei (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 roei

(Endlicher) F. Mueller 1882

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Frenela roei Endlicher; F. subcordata Parlatore (Dallimore et al. 1967).


"A shrub or small tree with stout, erect branches and flexuose, spreading branchlets. LEAVES 1/8 - 1/5 in. long, the dorsal surface acutely keeled. CONES globose, 1/2 - 3/4 in. in diameter, on short, stout stalks; scales 6, very thick, the smaller ones triangular and pointed, the larger ones blunt, smooth, prominently angled when closed; each with a large, conical dorsal point near the apex" (Dallimore et al. 1967).

Distribution and Ecology

Limited to a few localities in Western Australia (Dallimore et al. 1967).

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

Big tree







Mueller, F.J.H. von. 1882. Systematic Census of Australian Plants, Melbourne: Bird M'Carron. p.109. Available at, accessed 2012.11.24.

See also

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

Last Modified 2012-11-25