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Gymnosperm cones

Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)


Mature male (pollen) cones

Receptive female cones near bud at end of developing branch


One-year old female cone
 

Unopened two-year old cone

Two-year old cone opening to release seeds

 

Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)


Male cones

Receptive female cones

Developing female cones

Fleshy mature female cone with large seed

 

Yew (Taxus sp.)


Male cones

Receptive female cones

Mature female cone

Single seed inside fleshy cone (left), developing female cone (right)

 

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)


Male cones

Receptive female cone

Developing female cone

Mature female cone

 

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)


Male cone

Receptive female cone

Year-old female cones (mature)

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