Widdringtonia schwarzii (Marloth) Mast.
  • J. Linn. Soc., Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Widdringtonia schwarzii (Marloth) Mast. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000427970. Accessed on: 03 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Like W. cedarbergensis but 17-26 m, sometimes to 40 m, and seeds broadly winged.

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    Tree normally 17-26 m high, occasionally attaining a height of about 40 m with stem diameter up to 5 m; crown pyramidal, usually not spreading with age; bark on young trees reddish grey, thin, fibrous, flaking off annually. Leaves of two types; juvenile leaves on seedlings and young trees needlelike, spreading, 1-2 cm long and up to 2 mm broad; adult leaves scale-like, appressed, ovate, usually strictly decussate, semi-circular in transverse section, adnate at the base, free portion often much shorter than adnate portion. Male cones mostly on short lateral branchlets, scales usually 6 pairs, decussate, coriaceous, peltate, oblong, acuminate, with 4 pollen sacs at the base of each scale. Mature female cones consisting of usually 4 woody valves, valves rough with regular tubercles along the margin. Seeds ovoid, conspicuously winged, somewhat flattened, outline including wings oblong-obovate, wing retuse at apex; seed scar about 1.5 x 2.5 mm; Cotyledonary leaves (after germination) 20-25 mm long and about 2 mm broad.

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    Habitat

    Rocky ravines.

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    Found in rocky ravines.

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    Distribution

    Baviaanskloof and Kouga Mtns.

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    Baviaanskloof and Kouga Mts., Willowmore district, Cape Province.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 J. Linn. Soc., Bot.
    • 2 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Gymnosperms. 47 - 49. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Marsh, JA. 1966. Cupressaceae. Fl. S. Africa 1: 43 - 48. BRI & Nat. Bot. Gdns, Pretoria & Cape Town.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International