Scientific Name:
Libocedrus Endl.
Vernacular Name(s):
Cedar (NZ); incense cedar

Plants monoec., rarely dioec.; strobili terminal on short branchlets. Male strobili with 6–12 decussately arranged sporophylls, broadly ovate to subpeltate, with prominent apiculus; sporangia 4, free, pend. Female branchlets with 4 decussate carpidia, inner pair ovulate; ovules erect, collateral; mature carpidia hardening to form a cone, with short or long mucro; cone finally gaping. Ripe seeds compressed, unequally winged. Trees with opp., imbricate lvs.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Libocedrus Endl.
Indigenous (Endemic)2
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