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Genus 'Athrotaxis'

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Athrotaxis cupressoides
Athrotaxis laxifolia
Athrotaxis selaginoides

Athrotaxis cupressoides (Smooth Tasmnian Cedar)

Athrotaxis cupressoides

Native: Western Tasmania at altitudes of 900-1200mm

Location: Cultivated in botanical collections and large gardens.


Foliage is made up of smooth scale-like leaves closely pressed to the stems, diamond shaped, about 3mm across. Compare with the cypresses (Cupressus).

Pollen and Seed Cones

Athrotaxis cupressoides

Male and female cones appear in March, males shedding pollen.

Mature Cones

Athrotaxis cupressoides

Mature cones are green, about 10mm across, turning orange brown in the October and November.