Austrocedrus chilensis

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Austrocedrus chilensis


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pinophyta
Classis: Pinopsida
Ordo: Pinales

Familia: Cupressaceae
Subfamilia: Callitroideae
Genus: Austrocedrus

Species: Austrocedrus chilensis


Austrocedrus chilensis (D.Don) Pic.Serm. & Bizzarri, Webbia 32: 482 (1978).


  • Basionym
    • Thuja chilensis D.Don in A.B.Lambert, Descr. Pinus, ed. 3: 128 (1832).
  • Homotypic
    • Libocedrus chilensis (D.Don) Endl., Syn. Conif.: 44 (1847).
  • Heterotypic
    • Thuja andina Poepp., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 17 (1841).
    • Cupressus chilensis Gillies ex Hook., London J. Bot. 2: 199 (1843), not validly publ.
    • Thuja cuneata Dombey ex Endl., Syn. Conif.: 45 (1847), not validly publ.
    • Cupressus thyoides Pav. ex Carrière, Traité Gén. Conif.: 89 (1855), pro syn.
    • Libocedrus excelsa Gordon & Glend., Pinetum: 132 (1858), not validly publ.
    • Libocedrus chilensis var. argenteus Lavallée, Énum. Arbres: 274 (1877).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • C. & SC. Chile to SW. Argentina

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chilean cedar
español: Cedro del Chile, ciprès de la Cordillera
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