Actinostrobus pyramidalis Miq.

Swamp Cypress

A bushy shrub 2-3 m tall with erect branches. Leaves scale-like, to 1 cm long, pressed to the stem at the base, spreading at the tips, waxy blue at first, becoming prickly. Cones ovoid to globose about 1.5 cm wide with 6 similar woody scales. Seeds mostly 3-winged.


SA: Adelaide (Botanic Gardens, on lawn opposite Museum of Economic Botany; Wittunga Bot. Gds). NSW: Jervis Bay (Bot. Gds). ACT: Australian National Bot. Gds. VIC: Geelong Bot. Gds.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Cupressaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Cupressaceae
genus       Actinostrobus Miq.