Sorting Microstrobus  names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Microstrobos fitzgeraldii (F. Mueller) J. Garden & L. Johnson
SYNONYM(S) :  Dacrydium fitzgeraldi F. Mueller, Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii (F. Mueller) F. Mueller
ENGLISH :  Blue Mountain dwarf pine, Dwarf mountain pine.
GERMAN :  Tasmanische Zwerg Bergkiefer.

Microstrobos niphophilus J. Garden & L.A.S. Johnson
SYNONYM(S) :  Microstrobus hookeriana (W.Archer bis) S.Arcang. & G.Del Fueyo, nom. illeg., Pherosphaera hookeriana J. D. Hooker, non Archer, Pherosphaera niphophila (J.Garden & L.A.S.Johnson) Florin, nom. illeg.
ENGLISH :   Lake St. Clair dwarf pine (Aust.), Tasman dwarf pine, Tasmanian dwarf pine.
GERMAN :  Tasmanische Kiefer, Tasmanische Zwergartige Kiefer, Tasmanische Zwerg-Kiefer, Tasmanische Zwergkiefer.

The genus Microstrobos is sometimes used in the preferred names. It seems that in the last few years it has become synonymous with Pherospharea. In any case these species would benefit from further examination.

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