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Pseudotsuga brevifolia Cheng et L. K. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Pseudotsuga sinensis Dode var. brevifolia (W. C. Cheng & L. K. Fu) Farjon & Silba.

Bark brown, scaly, longitudinally fissured. Branchlets reddish brown, initially densely pubescent, turning light brown or gray and glabrous or subglabrous in 2nd or 3rd year. Leaves spirally or irregularly pectinately arranged, linear, 0.7-1.5(-2) cm × 2-3.2 mm, apex emarginate. Seed cones ovoid-ellipsoid or ovoid, 3.7-6.5 × ca. 3.4 cm. Seed scales at middle of cones compressed orbicular-rhombic, 2.2-2.5 × ca. 3.3 cm, hard and woody, densely pubescent abaxially, base cuneate, not concave at sides. Bracts reflexed, cusp narrowly triangular, ca. 3 mm, lateral lobes triangular, margin erose. Seeds irregularly brown spotted, obliquely triangular-ovoid, ca. 2 cm including wing; wing reddish brown, lustrous, ca. 1 cm, pubescent on middle part adaxially.

A vulnerable species.

* Scattered on S-facing slopes and mountain tops, on calcareous and rocky soils; circa 1300 m. SW Guangxi, Guizhou


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