Athrotaxis laxifolia Hook.

Tree to c. 20 m tall in cultivation. Branches with branchlets irregularly spaced. New shoots yellowish. Leaves acutely pointed and curved, to 6 mm long, margins translucent. Cones yellow becoming brown, c. 2 cm wide when open.

Offered in the nursery trade for its botanical interest.

W Tas (Mts).

ACT: Australian National Bot. Gds. TAS: Hobart (Tasmanian Royal Bot. Gds).

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Taxodiaceae. 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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Cupressaceae
genus       Athrotaxis D.Don