Calocedrus

Kurz

J. Bot. 11: 196. 1873.

Etymology: Greek callos, beautiful, and kedros, cedar
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

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.

Distribution

North America, Asia with 1 in Taiwan and 1 in s China and Myanmar

Discussion

Species 3 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

... more about "Calocedrus"
John W. Thieret +
long-lived +
inconspicuous +  and undifferentiated +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
North America +  and Asia with 1 in Taiwan and 1 in s China and Myanmar +
Greek callos, beautiful, and kedros, cedar +
decurrent +  and scale-like +
petioled +, sessile +, twisted +  and simple +
overlapping +  and opposite +
persisting +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
scale-like +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
spheric;oblong +
sterile +  and fertile +
fibrous;woody +
peltate +  and complex +
cuneate +  and oblong +
fleshy +  and woody +
overlapping +
persistent +
basifixed +
1 +  and 2 +
lenticular +
flattened +  and fan--shaped +
Calocedrus +
Cupressaceae +
flattened +, angled +  and terete +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +