Cupressaceae Gray

This family is accepted.

[FZ]

Cupressaceae, John Lewis. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves on adult plants scale-like, appressed and apparently decussate; on juveniles subulate, spreading and spirally arranged or irregularly disposed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Cones
Staminate strobili in small cones, terminal or on short lateral shoots; scales few, subpeltate, bearing 2-many pollen sacs Mature female strobilus usually a cone with woody peltate persistent opposite scales, sometimes a berry-like fruit with fleshy confluent scarcely distinguishable scales Female strobili of 1–12 scales; scales woody or fleshy
sex Male
Staminate strobili in small cones, terminal or on short lateral shoots; scales few, subpeltate, bearing 2-many pollen sacs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovules 1-many per scale, erect
sex Female
Mature female strobilus usually a cone with woody peltate persistent opposite scales, sometimes a berry-like fruit with fleshy confluent scarcely distinguishable scales Female strobili of 1–12 scales; scales woody or fleshy

Cupressaceae Gray appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 222, 225. 1822 [10 Jan 1822] (1822)

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