0014.000 Dacrydium Lamb.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with dense branching. Bark fissured or plated. Leaves spirally arranged, all alike on one shoot; juvenile leaves awl-shaped, spreading, apex acute, sharp-tipped; adult leaves needle-like or scale-like, overlapping. Seed-bearing structure axillary near shoot tip; bracts several, bases greatly enlarged, fleshy and red when mature. Seed naked, inverted at first, turning erect when mature; base cupped by membranous scale.

Worldwide: 25 species from SE Asia to New Zealand.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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cupressinum Lamb.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dacrydium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dacrydium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dacrydium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dacrydium
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iNaturalist: Dacrydium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dacrydium
JSTOR Plant Science: Dacrydium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dacrydium
Plants of the World Online: Dacrydium
Tropicos: Dacrydium
Wikipedia: Dacrydium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dacrydium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2330, retrieved 29 September 2023

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