Athrotaxis cupressoides (Smooth Tasmnian Cedar)
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
Male and female cones appear in March, males shedding pollen.
Mature cones are green, about 10mm across, turning orange brown in the October and November.