Morphology

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Shrubs procumbent, to 70 cm; branchlets densely arranged, 3-angled, thick, ca. 2 mm in diam. Leaves in whorls of 3, ascending, lanceolate or linear, usually subfalcate, 4-10 × 1-2 mm, slightly concave adaxially with a single white stomatal band broader than green marginal bands, keeled abaxially, base jointed, not decurrent. Pollen cones axillary, subglobose or ellipsoid, 3-5 mm; microsporophylls 9-12, each with 3-6 pollen sacs. Seed cones brownish black when ripe, glaucous, globose or subglobose, 4-7 mm in diam. Seeds 1-3 per cone, 3-4 mm.

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