Genus Libocedrus

Libocedrus is a genus of five species of coniferous trees in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Species in the genus Libocedrus of plants

 
 

Libocedrus austro-caledonica - It is an evergreen coniferous shrub growing to 26 m tall, often multi-stemmed, with trunks up to 10 cm diameter. The foliage is arranged in strongly flattened sprays; the leaves are scale-like, arranged in opposite decussate pairs on the shoots; the facial leaves are 12 mm long and 1 mm broad, and the lateral leaves markedly larger, 37 mm long and 1.53 mm broad. The seed cones are cylindrical, 1012 mm long, with four scales each with a prominent curved spine-like bract; they are arranged in two opposite decussate pairs around a small central columella; the outer pair of scales is small and sterile, the inner pair large, each bearing two winged seeds. They are mature about six to eight months after pollination. The pollen cones are 58 mm long.

Pahautea - It is an evergreen coniferous tree growing to 25 m tall, with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter. The foliage is arranged in flattened sprays; the leaves are scale-like, 1.52 mm long and 1 mm broad, arranged in opposite decussate pairs on the shoots. The seed cones are cylindrical, 812 mm long, with four scales each with a prominent curved spine-like bract; they are arranged in two opposite decussate pairs around a small central columella; the outer pair of scales is small and sterile, the inner pair large, bearing two winged seeds. They are mature about six to eight months after pollination. The pollen cones are 2.55 mm long.

 
 

Libocedrus chevalieri - It is an evergreen coniferous shrub growing to 5 m tall, often multi-stemmed, with trunks up to 10 cm diameter. The foliage is arranged in flattened sprays; the leaves are scale-like, 2.55 mm long and 22.5 mm broad, arranged in opposite decussate pairs on the shoots. The seed cones are cylindrical, 1216 mm long, with four scales each with a prominent curved spine-like bract; they are arranged in two opposite decussate pairs around a small central columella; the outer pair of scales is small and sterile, the inner pair large, each bearing two winged seeds. They are mature about six to eight months after pollination. The pollen cones are 810 mm long.

Kawaka - It is an evergreen coniferous tree growing to 3035 m tall, with a trunk up to 3 m diameter. The foliage is arranged in flattened sprays; the leaves are scale-like, arranged in opposite decussate pairs on the shoots; the facial leaves are 12 mm long and 1 mm broad, and the lateral leaves distinctly larger, 25 mm long and 1.52 mm broad. The seed cones are cylindrical, 1218 mm long, with four scales each with a prominent curved spine-like bract; they are arranged in two opposite decussate pairs around a small central columella; the outer pair of scales is small and sterile, the inner pair large, each bearing two winged seeds. They are mature about six to eight months after pollination. The pollen cones are 35 mm long..

 
 

Libocedrus yateensis - It is an evergreen coniferous shrub or small tree growing to 12 m tall, sometimes multi-stemmed, with trunks up to 30 cm diameter. The foliage is arranged in flattened sprays; the leaves are scale-like, arranged in opposite decussate pairs on the shoots; the facial leaves are 1.52 mm long and 1 mm broad, and the lateral leaves slightly larger, 25 mm long and 12 mm broad. The seed cones are cylindrical, 910 mm long, with four scales each with a prominent curved spine-like bract; they are arranged in two opposite decussate pairs around a small central columella; the outer pair of scales is small and sterile, the inner pair large, each bearing two winged seeds. They are mature about six to eight months after pollination. The pollen cones are 58 mm long.