Athrotaxis


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Related to Athrotaxis: Athrotaxis selaginoides
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Noun1.Athrotaxis - a genus of gymnospermAthrotaxis - a genus of gymnosperm    
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
Athrotaxis selaginoides, King William pine - evergreen of Tasmanian mountains having sharp-pointed leaves that curve inward
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Woody plants included species of Acacia, Athrotaxis, Areca, Brachychiton, Caryota, Cocos, Callitris, Casuarina, Dacrydium, Eucalyptus, Lophostemon, Litsea, Metroxylon, Melaleuca, and Syncarpia.
The co-dominant species are the Huon pine (Dacrydium franklinii), which lives on the forest edges and is one of Australia's most long-lived trees (2,000 years old or more); the King Billy pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides); the alpine celery-top pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius [=P.
Athrotaxis and Taiwania, though not included in this study, also have similar bract-scale complexes and must be considered members of the same phylogenetic group.