Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Miq. in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:643 (1845).
Synonymy: C. propinqua R. Br. ex R. Baker & H.G. Smith, Pines of Australia 112 (1910); C. robusta R. Br. ex R. Baker & H.G. Smith, Pines of Australia 89 (1910); C. preissii Miq. Subsp. murrayensis J. Garden, Contr. N.S. W. natn. Herb. 2:373 (1956).
Common name: Southern cypress-pine, Murray pine, black (or slender) cypress-pine, Rottnest Island pine (W.Aust. tuberculate form).
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: C. preissii has a wide range of cone forms. The finely rugose cone forms intergrade with C. columellaris and the tuberculate cone forms with C. verrucosa forming a species complex. Garden (1956) Contr. N.S. W. natn. Herb. 2:371 recognised three subspecies of C. preissii; subsp. preissii, subsp. murrayensis and subsp. verrucosa. Multivariate analysis of cone characters has not supported this classification (Venning, 1979). Consequently subsp. preissii and subsp. murrayensis have been combined and subsp. verrucosa regarded as a separate species.
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State Herbarium of South Australia