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Genus Pherosphaera Family Podocarpaceae

Description: Shrubs.

Leaves loosely or closely overlapping.

Male cones erect, solitary, terminal; sporangia 2 on each sporophyll. Female cones terminal with few scales, each scale bearing 1 erect ovule and thickening at the base on ripening.

Seeds small.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: (1 species Tas., 1 species N.S.W).

Text by G. J. Harden & J. Thompson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii

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