Species ID -Australian native

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Species ID -Australian native

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Hi guys,

Is this a Australian black pine? It looks similar to a Australian cypress but I’m too close to the coast for that.

I’m on the mid north coast of NSW, in Wauchope.
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Post by greg27 »

My guess would be callitris sp. but happy to be corrected!
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Post by dansai »

exocarpos species, maybe cupressiformis

Often wondered if they would bonsai. Get great bark quite young and ones I’ve seen broken or slashed on the roadside seem to sprout back vigorously. Also has medicinal uses
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Post by shibui »

Good pick Dansai.
Exocarpus cupressiformis. It is actually a hemiparasite like mistletoe and gets water and nutrients by tapping into the roots of other plants. You can only grow it when you ave another plant as a host so that would make it a little difficult for bonsai.
These are rarely propagated but I have managed to strike some cuttings. The regrowth after a larger tree has been graded or broken strikes best. Seed is difficult. Probably needs some acid treatment to mimic passing through a bird.
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Post by GBarb »

I’ll be scratching that from the collection list then.

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