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5a. Chamaecyparis obtusa var. obtusa

日本扁柏 (原变种) ri ben bian bai (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Retinispora obtusa Siebold & Zuccarini, Fl. Jap. 2: 38. 1844; Chamaecyparis breviramea Maximowicz; C. pendula Maximowicz; Cupressus obtusa (Siebold & Zuccarini) F. Mueller.

Leaves of ultimate branchlets thick, apex obtuse; facial leaves 1-1.5 mm; lateral leaves ca. 3 mm. Seed cones 1-1.2 cm in diam. Seeds suborbicular, ca. 3 mm, including wings.

Cultivated for ornament and planted for timber and afforestation. Guangdong, Guangxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [native to Japan]


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