Callitris macleayana (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1860) Essay on the plants collected by E.Fitzalan during Lieut. Smith's Expedition to the Estuary of the Burdekin .. : 19.
Dead bark layered, purple colourations usually obvious in the dead bark.
True leaves quite small, less than 1 mm long, triangular, occurring in whorls of three, usually visible when a needle is broken at one of its joints. Leaves longer on small trees and seedlings.
Male flowers produced in cones about 3-5 mm long.
Cones (resembling capsules) about 20-30 mm diam., usually produced in clusters on thick woody peduncles. Valves (usually six) thick and woody, +/- triangular, not opening very widely. Seeds winged at one end.
This species produces a useful but quite fissile timber which can be used to start cooking fires but is not as good as that of Callitris intratropica.
Wood specific gravity 0.57. Cause et al. (1989).