Callitris roei

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Callitris roei
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Callitris
Species:
C. roei
Binomial name
Callitris roei

Callitris roei, or Roe's cypress-pine, is a species of Callitris native to Australia, where it is endemic to southwestern Western Australia from Moora south to Albany and east to Cape Arid National Park.[2]

It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are borne in decussate whorls of three, scale-like, 2–5 mm long and 1-1.5 mm broad; leaves on seedlings are longer and needle-like, not scale-like. The seed cones are globose, 1–2 cm diameter, with six scales in two whorls of three; they mature in about 18 months from pollination. The pollen cones are cylindrical, 3–6 mm long and 1.2–2 mm broad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, P. (2013). "Callitris roei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T34075A2843553. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T34075A2843553.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Farjon, A. (2005). Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-068-4