|definition||Distribution: A family of 30 genera and c. 155 species; the Flora of Australia publication
stated four genera and 22 species native in Australia, with one species in an additional
genus naturalised. The Australian Plant Census lists six genera and 28 species. Higher
taxonomy of this group has been unstable, with the wide recognition of two families,
Taxodiaceae and Cupressaceae.
Description: This family consists of dioecious and monoecious shrubs and trees.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Cupressaceae
Pollen Morphology: Pollen produced by this family are spherical in shape and are between 15-30um in diameter. In the centre of the pollen grain there is a highly distinctive star-like depression and surface texture of the grain is unevenly studded with tine round granules.