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Published In: A Natural Arrangement of British Plants 2: 222, 225. 1822. (10 Jan 1822) (Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: 19 genera and 130 species, cosmopolitan. Represented by 3 genera and c. 10 species. The majority cultivated.


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Monoecious or dioecious much branched trees or shrubs. Leaves if well developed, acicular, linear or linear‑lanceolate and in whorls of 3 or reduced, scale‑like and opposite‑decussate; often both types on the same plant. Male cones with 3‑5 sporangia per scale. Female cones woody or berry‑like. Seeds winged or not.

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1 Cones woody. Leaves small, scale like, appressed. (2)
+ Cones succulent. Leaves stiff, subulate or scale like. Juniperus
2 (1) Twigs flattened in one plane. Female cones sub-globose. Scales imbricate. Seeds few, not winged. Thuja
+ Twigs in one plane or not. Female cones sub-globose- globose. Scales valvate. Seeds many, winged. Cupressus
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