"Shrub or small tree. Leaves narrow-linear, mostly 2-6, rarely to 8 cm long, 3 mm wide, pungent-pointed. Male cones cylindrical, 5 mm long, in clusters. Female cones usually solitary in the leaf axils; scales few, fleshy, combining with the stalk to form a receptacle. Fruiting receptacle blue-black, glaucous, fleshy, bearing 1 or rarely 2 almost globose seeds, 8-12 mm diam." (Harden 1990).
Australia: New South Wales and Queensland. You can create a highly detailed map, and access specimen data, using the "search" function at the Australia Virtual Herbarium.
Based on data from 54 collection localities, it grows at elevations of 170 ±180 m. Within its range, mean annual temperature is 17°C, with an average minimum in the coldest month of 6°C, and a mean annual precipitation of 1190 mm (Biffin et al. 2011, Table S5). Zone 10 (cold hardiness limit between -1°C and +4.4°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).
Mostly found "in sheltered coastal sites and gullies on the adjacent ranges; chiefly on the coast south from Woy Woy and valleys of the Blue Mtns." (Harden 1990).
Last Modified 2013-03-29