38.000 Callitris Vent. - Cypress pines

Dallimore, W. & Jackson, A.B. (1966) A Handbook of the Coniferae and Ginkgoaceae Edward Arnold. London.

Description of the genus

Monoecious evergreen trees or shrubs. Mature leaves scale-like, appressed, in whorls of 3; juvenile leaves narrow, pointed. Male cones oblong-cylindric. Female cones with 6-8 woody scales. Seeds with 1-3 broad wings.

Derivation of name: probably derived from the Greek, kallistos, most beautiful, referring to the whole plant

Worldwide: 14 species in Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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columellaris F. Muell.
endlicheri (Parl.) F.M. Bailey

Other sources of information about Callitris:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Callitris

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Callitris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=93, retrieved 12 June 2024

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