Callitris preissii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Pinopsida Pinales Cupressaceae

Scientific Name: Callitris preissii Miq.
Common Name(s):
English Rottnest Island Pine, Mallee Pine
Callitris gracilis R.T.Baker ssp. murrayensis (J.Garden) K.D.Hill
Callitris tuberculata R.Br. ex R.T. Baker & H.G.Smith
Taxonomic Source(s): Farjon, A. 2010. A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.
Taxonomic Notes: In the Flora of Australia, C. preissii is restricted in its distribution to small areas around Perth in Western Australia. The IUCN Redlist uses the treatment in Farjon 2005. This treatment includes C. tuberculata R.Br. ex R.T. Baker and H.G. Smith  and C. gracilis R.T. Baker, so that C. preissii has a much broader circumscription and distribution.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-10-22
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Farjon, A.
Despite some loss of habitat throughout its range, C. preissii reamins very widely distributed and relatively frequent. On that basis it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Widely distributed in inland areas of southern Australia. Its extent of occurrence is considerably more than 20,000 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2
Upper elevation limit (metres):670
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Population [top]

Population:A common species which in places forms dense stands. It also occurs in disturbed areas.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Usually found on coastal and inland sand dunes, sandy floodplains and low ridges. Often in mallee woodlands.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Very limited local use for fencing.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Conversion of habitat for agriculture and pastoralism has resulted in some loss of habitat throughout its range.  Apart from that no specific threats have been identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2013. Callitris preissii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T42207A2961510. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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