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Habitat.

— Found in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. Usually it is found in rocky situations not far from the coast. It would appear that its most inland localities are in Victoria.

Specific localities in New South Wales are the Dorrigo district (head of the Bellinger River) — here it is somewhat scattered and limited in quantity, according to District Forester F. H. Wilshire; Kinchela, Port Macquarie, Port Jackson (including the site of the present Government House), George's River, Port Hacking, and the National Park. The most southerly locality known to me is that recorded by District Forester Rotton, at Parma Creek, near Tomerong, Shoalhaven district.




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In Victoria, var. mucronata is known as "Mountain Cypress Pine." Mueller says it occurs "on rocky not densely-timbered ranges, thus on the Grampians, Ovens Ranges, and Genoa Ra-nges." — (Cat. Intercol. Exh., 1866-7, p, 224.)

In South Australia we have Cape Willoughby, Pink Bay, Kangaroo Island. — (Seelyin Parlat. in DC. Prod., xvi(2),447.) It is also found near Onkaparinga.

I travelled over much of the Oyster Bay Pine country in Tasmania, and was informed that it starts at Paradise (most southerly locality). It is abundant between Swanport and Swansea, near the sea. Northerly, it extends for 50 or 60, miles to St. Paul's Tier.

In Hooker's Fl. Tas. it is stated to form dense thickets at Flinders Island on granite hills near the sea coast.

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