Recent phylogenetic and taxonomic research suggests that the genus Actinostrobus is not distinct from Callitris (Piggin and Bruhle, 2010). This taxonomy has been adopted by the Western Australian Herbarium for the purposes of floristic work and conservation assessments. Under this taxonomy Actinostrobus acuminatus Parl. is a synonym of Callitris acuminata (Parl.) F.Muell. Currently the IUCN Redlist maintains both genera, pending a review of similar research into other groups.
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References and further reading
- Farjon, A. 2005. A Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
- Ladd, P.G., Midgley, J.J. and Nield, A.P., 2013. Serotiny in southern hemisphere conifers. Australian Journal of Botany, 61(6), pp.486-496
- Marchant, N.G. et al. 1987. Flora of the Perth Region. Department of Agriculture, Perth, Western Australia
- Piggin, J. and Bruhl, J. 2010. Phylogeny reconstruction of Callitris Vent. (Cupressaceae) and its allies leads to inclusion of Actinostrobus within Callitris. Australian Journal of Botany 23: 69-93
- Pye MG, Gadek PA, Edwards KJ. 2003. Divergence, diversity and species of the Australasian Callitris (Cupressaceae) and allied genera: evidence from ITS sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 16: 505–514.
- Thomas, P. 2013. Actinostrobus acuminatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34070A2842696. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T34070A2842696.en. Downloaded on 03 August 2017.