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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Widdringtonia nodiflora

[FZ]

Cupressaceae, John Lewis. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees, monoecious (always ?).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves apparently decussate, appressed, imbricated and very small on the ultimate branches of mature plants but spirally arranged and cultrate on juveniles and sometimes on parts of adults.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Cones
Female cones variously arranged, of two pairs of opposite scales; ovules 3 or more at the base of each scale. Mature cones ovoid or globose, opening into 4 thick woody valves. Male cones terminal with few or several decussate scales; pollen-sacs 2–4.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds winged, testa hard.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Widdringtonia Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl., Suppl. 2: 25 (1842)

Accepted by

  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 2: 533-1111. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., Suppl. 2: 25 (1842).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0