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Botanical description.

— Species, C. robusta, R.Br. ex Mirb. in Mem. Mus. Par. xiii, 74 (1825).

A tall pyramidal tree.

Branchlets. — Slender and glaucous, the internodes terete or with very obtuse angles, the scales or teeth small and acute.

Male amenta. — Solitary or in threes, 2 to 4 lines long.

Fruit-cones. — Solitary or few together, nearly globular, and usually about 1 in. diameter, rarely either angled or furrowed; the valves 6, alternately about 1/4 shorter, strictly valvate, lustre dull, smooth, or occasionally one or two of the valves more or less verrucose and wrinkled on the back, without any dorsal point, except when the fruit is quite young. Central columella sometimes nearly as long as that of C. columellaris.

Fertile seeds .- Usually 2-winged, the central columella often somewhat prominent; colour light brown.

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