Calocedrus Kurz
  • J. Bot. 11: 196. 1873. (Jul 1873)
  • [Greek callos, beautiful, and kedros, cedar]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Calocedrus Kurz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000006133. Accessed on: 07 Apr 2020'

General Information

Trees evergreen, monoecious; branchlets arranged in a plane, spreading or ascending, flattened, prominently jointed. Leaves decussate, almost in whorls of 4, scalelike, base decurrent, dimorphic along branchlets: facial pairs flattened; lateral pairs boat-shaped, usually less than 4 mm, overlapping facial pairs, without conspicuous, white stomatal bands abaxially. Pollen cones terminal, solitary; microsporophylls 10-16, each with 2-5 pendulous pollen sacs. Seed cones terminal, solitary, oblong or ellipsoid-cylindric, dehiscent when mature in 1st year; cone scales 6, decussate, flat, only middle pair fertile, each fertile scale bearing 1 or 2 seeds; free bract apex a short mucro. Seeds with 2 subapical, unequal wings. Cotyledons 2.

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    Trees evergreen, large. Branchlets flattened, in fan-shaped flattened sprays. Leaves opposite in 4 ranks (although apparently in whorls of 4). Adult leaves dimorphic, appressed, overlapping, scalelike, lateral leaves overlapping facial leaves, free portion of long-shoot leaves to ca. 3 mm; abaxial glands present. Pollen cones with 6--8 pairs of sporophylls, each sporophyll with 4 pollen sacs. Seed cones maturing and opening first year, ellipsoid, 17--30 mm; scales persistent, (2--)3 pairs, oblong and basifixed, thin and woody; proximal pair reduced, sterile, often reflexed or lacking; median pair fertile; distal pair connate, sterile. Seeds 2 per scale, lenticular, unequally 2-winged; cotyledons 2. x = 11.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek callos, beautiful, and kedros, cedar]

     Information From

    Cupressaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).