Austrocedrus

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Bean

Family

  • Cupressaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
decussate
Leaf arrangement where the leaves are in opposite pairs each pair at right angles to the preceding pair (as e.g. the scale leaves of Cupressaceae).

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Bean

A genus of a single species in Chile and bordering Argentina, closely allied to Libocedrus. Leaves scale-like, decussate, the lateral pairs up to 18 in. or slightly more long, appressed at the base, the upper part spreading but tending to curve inwards at the apex; facial leaves minute. Branchlets arranged in more or less flattened sprays. Cones about 12 in. long, with two pairs of woody scales, each with a minute boss on the back; upper pair fertile, the lower shorter, sterile. Seeds one or two on each scale, unequally winged.

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