Summary:A densely branched shrub with rows of small triangular leaves.
Stems:Thick side branches carry female cones.
Flower head:Male and female cones.
Flowers:Male cones are egg shaped at he ends of branches or in axils. Scales in rings of 3 with 2-3 sporangia on the lower side.
Flowering times:Female cones present all year. Male cones present in spring to summer.
Seed Biology and Germination:Vegetative Propagules:
Allelopathy:Population Dynamics and Dispersal:
Origin and History:A West Australian native. There are only 3 species in this genus and they are all in the south west of Western Australia.
Legislation:The Wildlife Conservation Act prohibits removal of native plants from the wild in their native range on government land.
Management and Control:Not usually necessary.
Eradication strategies:Clearing and grazing controls it.
Herbicide resistance:None reported.
Biological Control:None likely because it is an Australian Native species of little significance as a pest plant.
Related plants:Actinostrobus acuminatus
Plants of similar appearance:Coastal Pine (Callitris columellaris) and Cypress Pines (Callitris) can be distinguished because they have unequal sized cone valves whereas the cone valves in Actinostrobus are all the same size.
References:Auld, B.A. and Medd R.W. (1992). Weeds. An illustrated botanical guide to the weeds of Australia. (Inkata Press, Melbourne).