Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.
  • Syn. Conif.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 29 Mar 2020'

General Information

Trees to 40 m tall; trunk to 3 m d.b.h.; bark light reddish brown, peeling off in thin strips; crown narrowly pyramidal; branches drooping to pendulous. Leaves of ultimate branchlets ridged abaxially, apex obtuse or subacute; facial leaves green or yellowish green, rhomboid, 1-1.5 mm, abaxial gland absent; leaves on lower side of branchlets glaucous, with a whitish basal part; lateral leaves 1-3 mm, apex incurved. Pollen cones ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm; microsporophylls ca. 12; pollen sacs yellow. Seed cones reddish brown when ripe, globose, 1-1.2 cm in diam.; cone scales 8-10, each fertile scale with 2-5 seeds. Seeds lustrous reddish brown, obovoid or suborbicular, flattened, 3-3.5 mm in diam., including wings. Pollination Apr, seed maturity Oct-Nov.

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