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Chamaecyparis formosensis Matsum.


Description from Flora of China

Cupressus formosensis (Matsumura) A. Henry.

Trees to 60 m tall; trunk to 6.5 m d.b.h.; bark light reddish brown; branches spreading to pendulous. Facial leaves of ultimate branchlets rhomboid, 1-3 mm, apex acute to acuminate; leaves on upper side of branchlets green, with a gland abaxially; leaves on lower side of branchlets glaucous; lateral leaves slightly larger than others, mostly eglandular, apex incurved. Seed cones oblong or oblong-ovoid, (0.6-)1-1.2 cm × 5-9 mm; cone scales 8-12. Seeds reddish brown, ovate-orbicular, flattened, 1.5-2.5 mm in diam., including wings. 2n = 22*.

A rare species.

* Forests in mountain regions; 1000-2900 m. Taiwan


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