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1a. Taxodium distichum var. distichum

落羽杉 (原变种) luo yu shan (yuan bian zhong)

Cupressus disticha Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1003. 1753; Taxodium distichum var. nutans Carriere (1867), not (Aiton) Sweet (1827).

Main branches spreading horizontally. Leaves on annual branchlets 2-ranked, linear, flat.

Used for afforestation on marshy soils, and cultivated as an ornamental. Mainly S of the Chang Jiang valley: Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong (Guangzhou Shi), Guangxi, Henan (Jigong Shan), Hubei (Wuhan Shi), Jiangsu (Nanjing Shi), Jiangxi (Lu Shan), Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang (Hangzhou Shi) [native to SE United States]


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