Pseudotsuga

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Resinous, conical trees. Branches irregularly whorled, often pendulous; short lateral shoots absent. Winter buds not resinous. Leaves single, alternate, in two ranks or spirally arranged, linear, flattened, with 2 pale bands on abaxial surface. Male cones solitary, axillary, cylindrical. Female cones terminal, subsessile, cylindrical, pendulous or deflexed, maturing in first year; scales woody, persistent; bracts exserted, apex 3-lobed, middle lobe longer and narrower than lateral lobes. Seeds 2 per scale; winged. Cotyledons 5–8.

About 7 species native to North America and Asia, 1 sparingly established in Victoria.  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-08
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Pinaceae
Higher taxa
genus Pseudotsuga
Subordinate taxa