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1. Chamaecyparis thyoides (Linnaeus) Britton et al., Prelim. Cat. 71. 1888.

美国尖叶扁柏 mei guo jian ye bian bai

Cupressus thyoides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1003. 1753.

Trees to 20(-28) m tall; trunk to 0.8(-1.5) m d.b.h.; bark dark reddish brown, irregularly furrowed and ridged; leafy branchlets fan-shaped. Leaves to 2 mm, usually with circular abaxial gland, apex acute to acuminate; leaves on lower side of branchlets not or only slightly glaucous. Pollen cones dark brown, 2-4 mm; pollen sacs yellow. Seed cones bluish purple to reddish brown, glaucous, globose, 4-9 mm in diam.; cone scales 5-7, fertile scales each with 1 or 2 seeds. Seeds 2-3 mm; wing narrower than seed.

Cultivated for ornament. Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [native to E United States]


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