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Family Profile

Cupressaceae

Family Description

A family of 17 or 18 genera and more than 100 species, cosmopolitan; three genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Callitris - A genus of about 19 species in Australia and New Caledonia; 17 species occur naturally in Australia. Garden (1957); Hill (1998); Thompson (1961).

References

Garden, J. (1957). A revision of the genus Callitris Vent. Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 2:363-392.

Hill, K.D. (1998). Pinophyta. In Flora of Australia. Vol. 48, (CSIRO: Melbourne.) pp. 545-596.

Thompson, J. (1961). Cupressaceae. Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium, Flora Series, Nos 1-18: 46-55.