Widdringtonia wallichii Endl. ex Carrière
  • Traité Gén. Conif.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Widdringtonia wallichii Endl. ex Carrière. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000427972. Accessed on: 17 Oct 2019'

Morphology

Monoecious, often gnarled tree to 10(-20 m). Adult leaves scale-like, ovate, adpressed. Female cones with rough valves, tubercled on margins.

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    Tree normally 5-7 m high, occassionally attaining a height of about 20 m with stem diameter up to 2 m; crown pyramidal when young, 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 needle-like, spreading, 1-2 cm long and up to 2 mm broad; adult leaves scale-like, appressed, ovate, 2-4 mm long, usually strictly decussate, semicircular in transverse section, adnate at the base, free portion often much shorter than adnate portion. Male cones 2 mm long, mostly on short lateral branchlets; scales usually 6 pairs, decussate, coriaceous, peltate, broadly ovate, acuminate, with 4 pollen sacs at the base of each scale. Mature female cones sub-globose, about 2-5 cm in diameter, usually consisting of 4(rarely 5 or 6) woody valves; valves rough, with regular tubercles along the margin. Seeds ovoid, obscurely winged, trigonous; seed scar about 4.5 x 6 mm. Cotyledonary leaves (after germination) about 35 mm long and about 5 mm broad.

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    Habitat

    Sandstone slopes and rocks above 1000 m.

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    Occurs singly or scattered over some 30 miles on rocky outcrop.

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    Distribution

    Cedarberg.

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    Found on the Cedar berg Mts. near Clanwilliam in the Cape Province.

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      Bibliography

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

     Information From

    Cupressaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    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.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International