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Cupressaceae Bartlett, Fl. Pak. 16-25. 1987.

Monoecious or dioecious much branched trees or shrubs. Leaves if well developed, acicular, linear or linear‑lanceolate and in whorls of 3 or reduced, scale‑like and opposite‑decussate; often both types on the same plant. Male cones with 3‑5 sporangia per scale. Female cones woody or berry‑like. Seeds winged or not.

19 genera and 130 species, cosmopolitan. Represented by 3 genera and c. 10 species. The majority cultivated.

1 Cones woody. Leaves small, scale like, appressed.   (2)
+ Cones succulent. Leaves stiff, subulate or scale like.   Juniperus
2 (1) Twigs in one plane or not. Female cones sub-globose- globose. Scales valvate. Seeds many, winged.   Cupressus
+ Twigs flattened in one plane. Female cones sub-globose. Scales imbricate. Seeds few, not winged.   Thuja

Lower Taxa


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