Tropical conifers

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I've been working on a story about tropical and subtropical conifers, and just to pique your interest, I want to show you a bouquet of different conifer leaves. These samples come from the Montgomery Botanical Center, where botanist Chad Husby is building one of the largest collections of warm-growing conifers in the world.

Clockwise from top: Calocedrus rupestris; Nageia
wallichiana; Podocarpus elongatus 'Blue Chip';
Araucaria muelleri; Dacrydium nausoriense

and the blue form of Cupressus cashmeriana.