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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1038. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Project data     (Last Modified On 2/2/2012)
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About 50 species, mostly in the northern hemisphere, some extending to the equatorial mountains of Mexico and to W. Indies, Nyasaland, Himalaya, Formosa.


 

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Dioecious or monoecious shrubs or trees. Leaves evergreen, decussate or ternately whorled, needle-like and spreading or scale-like and appressed, with a dorsal gland. Reproductive organs on separate branches; cones lateral or terminal, with decussate or ternately whorled scales. Staminate cones globular or ovoid, with imbricated, suborbicular scales each with 3-6 pollen sacs. Ovulate cones with several sterile lower bracts and 3-10 upper scales with solitary erect ovules; mature cones fleshy, berry-like, containing 1-10 free, hard, angular seeds. Cotyledons 2.

 

 

 
 
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