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4. Thuja occidentalis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1002. 1753.

北美香柏 bei mei xiang bai

Thuja obtusa Moench; T. theophrasti C. Bauhin ex Nieuwland.

Trees to 15(-38) m tall; trunk 0.9(-1.8) m d.b.h.; bark reddish brown or grayish brown, fibrous, fissured; crown conical. Leaves on both sides of branchlets dull yellowish-green; facial leaves (1.5-)3-5 mm, abaxial gland conspicuous, apex acute; lateral leaves slightly shorter than or as long as facial leaves, apex incurved. Pollen cones reddish, 1-2 mm. Seed cones brown, ellipsoid, (0.6-)0.9-1.4 cm; fertile cone scales ca. 4. Seeds reddish-brown, 4-7 mm including wings.

Planted for timber. Anhui, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Zhejiang [native to E Canada, NE United States].

Planted for timber.


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