Microstrobos J.Garden & L.A.S.Johnson

Greek mikros - small, strobos - cone.

Prostrate or erect shrubs to 2.5 m tall. Leaves c. 2 mm long, scale-like, ridged, overlapping, spirally-arranged Plants unisexual. Male cones terminal, solitary, stalkless, c. 1.5 mm wide. Female cones woody, terminal, to 6 mm long, with 2-8 pointed scales, each shed with the single inverted seed attached. Syn. Microstrobus.

2 species from New South Wales and Tasmania both of local distribution although the fossil record shows the genus was once widely-distributed in eastern Australia.

Shrub with small; cones 2-8 scaled with non-fleshy fertile bracts.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Podocarpaceae. 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      Podocarpaceae