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Callitris pancheri

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Kingdom  Plantae
Class  Pinopsida
Family  Cupressaceae
Scientific name  Neocallitropsis pancheri
Division  Pinophyta
Order  Pinales
Species  C. pancheri
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Papuacedrus, Diselma, Actinostrobus, Widdringtonia, Austrocedrus

Callitris pancheri is a plant species of the family Cupressaceae. It is endemic to New Caledonia, where it occurs in small, scattered population along rivers. It used to be placed in its own genus Neocallitropsis but molecular phylogenetic analysis indicated that it was nested within Callitris.

It is an evergreen coniferous tree growing to 2–10 metres (7–33 ft) tall. The leaves are awl-shaped, 1 centimetre (0.4 in) long, arranged in eight rows in alternating whorls of four; in overall appearance, the foliage is superficially similar to some species of Araucaria, though they are only very distantly related. Callitris pancheri is dioecious, with separate male and female trees; the seed cones are 1.5–2.0 cm (0.6–0.8 in) long, with eight woody scales arranged in two whorls of four.


Callitris pancheri Wikipedia