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 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
columellaris F. Muell.?
endlicheri (Parl.) F.M. Bailey?

Other sources of information about Callitris:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Callitris

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Callitris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Callitris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Callitris
Wikipedia: Callitris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Callitris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Callitris

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: Genus page: Callitris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=93, retrieved 26 March 2023

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