Microcachrys

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Microcachrys' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/microcachrys/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Podocarpaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

aril
Fleshy outgrowth produced at the base of a seed (as in e.g. Taxus). Often acts to attract animal seed-dispersal agents.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
prostrate
Lying flat.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Microcachrys' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/microcachrys/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A genus of a single species, distinguished from other members of the Podocarpus family by the following combination of characters: habit prostrate; leaves scale-like, four-ranked; female cones with numerous fertile scales which become fleshy when ripe; seeds partly enclosed in a thin aril.