Dec. Gen. Nov. 10. 1808
Common names: Cypress-pine
Etymology: Greek callos, beautiful, and treis, three, referring to the beauty of the plants and the three-whorled leaves and cone scales
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.
Shrubs or trees evergreen. Branchlets angled or furrowed-cylindrical, variously oriented. Leaves in whorls of 3–5. Adult leaves scalelike, appressed, abaxial surface keeled or rounded, free portion to 1 mm, abaxial glands absent. Pollen cones solitary or in small clusters, with 4–15 whorls of sporophylls, each with 2–4 pollen sacs. Seed cones maturing in 1–2 years, of 1–2 sizes, often remaining unopened for many years, ovoid or globose, 1–3.5 cm; scales persistent, in 2 equally inserted whorls of 3(–4), valvate, rhombic-deltate, basifixed, thick and woody. Seeds 2–9 per scale, round or 3-angled, broadly 1–3-winged; cotyledons 2.
North America, Australia, and New Caledonia.
Species 16 (1 naturalized in the flora).
Click to show lower taxa
Facts about "Callitris"
|Author||Richard P. Wunderlin +|
|Common name||Cypress-pine +|
|Distribution||North America +, Australia + and And New Caledonia. +|
|Etymology||Greek callos, beautiful, and treis, three, referring to the beauty of the plants and the three-whorled leaves and cone scales +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Dec. Gen. Nov. +|
|Publication year||1808 +|
|Reference||blake1959a +, garden1957a +, thompson1961a + and thompson1986a +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/9216fc802291cd3df363fd52122300479582ede7/coarse grained fna xml/V2/V2 85.xml +|
|Taxon family||Cupressaceae +|
|Taxon name||Callitris +|
|Taxon parent||Cupressaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|