Cedrus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Resinous, monoecious trees. Shoots of two sorts, long shoots bearing very slow-growing, short lateral shoots. Leaves whorled or spirally arranged, needle-like, triangular in cross section, those on short shoots much shorter and densely packed in whorls. Cones solitary, erect, terminal on short lateral shoots; scales whorled. Female cones maturing in second or third year; scales large, woody, deciduous. Seeds 2 per scale, with large membranous wing. Cotyledons usually 6–10.

4 species, occurring in the Mediterranean and west Himalayan regions, 1 incipiently naturalised in Victoria.

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