Callitris pancheri

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Callitris pancheri
Neocallitropsis pancheri - Atlanta Botanical Garden.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Callitris
Vent.
Species: C. pancheri
Binomial name
Callitris pancheri
(Carrière) Byng
Synonyms
  • Eutacta pancheri Carrière
  • Neocallitropsis pancheri (Carrière) de Laub.[1]

Callitris pancheri[1] is a plant species of the family Cupressaceae. It is endemic to New Caledonia, where it occurs in small, scattered population along rivers.[2] It used to be placed in its own genus Neocallitropsis but molecular phylogenetic analysis indicated that it was nested within Callitris.[3]

It is an evergreen coniferous tree growing to 2–10 metres (7–33 ft) tall. The leaves are awl-shaped, 1 centimetre (0.4 in) long, arranged in eight rows in alternating whorls of four; in overall appearance, the foliage is superficially similar to some species of Araucaria, though they are only very distantly related. Callitris pancheri is dioecious, with separate male and female trees; the seed cones are 1.5–2.0 cm (0.6–0.8 in) long, with eight woody scales arranged in two whorls of four.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Byng, J. W. (2015). The Gymnosperms Handbook: A practical guide to extant families and genera of the world. Plant Gateway Ltd..
  2. ^ P. Thomas (2010). "Neocallitropsis pancheri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pye, M. G., P. A. Gadek, and K. J. Edwards (2003). Divergence, Diversity and Species of the Australasian Callitris (Cupressaceae) and Allied Genera : Evidence from ITS Sequence Data. Australian Systematic Botany 16: 505–14.