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

Familia: Cupressaceae
Subfamilia: Callitroideae
Genus: Fitzroya
Species: F. cupressoides

Fitzroya Hook.f. ex Lindl., J. Hort. Soc. London 6: 264. 1851 (as “Fitz-Roya”), orth. cons.

Type species: Fitzroya patagonica Hook.f. ex Lindl., J. Hort. Soc. London 6: 264. 1851 (= Fitzroya cupressoides (Molina) I.M.Johnst.).


Cupresstellata J.Nelson, Pinaceae: 60. 1866.

Primary references

Lindley, J. 1851. Notices of certain Ornamental Plants lately introduced into England. Journal of the Horticultural Society of London 6: 258–273. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Farjon, A. & Mill, R.R. 1999. (1388–1389) Proposals to conserve the current spelling of two generic names of conifers. Taxon 48(1): 151–154. DOI: 10.2307/1224638 JSTOR Reference page. [recommended in Taxon 49: 801. 2000.]


Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Fitzroya in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Feb. 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Fitzroya. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 23 2017. 2017. Fitzroya. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 Feb. 2017.

Vernacular names
English: Patagonian Cypress
español: Alerce
русский: Фицройя

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