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Cupressus lusitanica Mill.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 30 m tall; trunk to 1 m d.b.h.; bark reddish brown, longitudinally fissured; branchlets not arranged in a plane, pendulous, thin, ultimate ones 4-angled, ca. 1 mm in diam. Leaves bluish green, glaucous, without a conspicuous abaxial gland, apex pointed. Seed cones brown, glaucous, globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam.; cone scales 6-8, each fertile scale with numerous seeds.

Cultivated for ornament. Jiangsu, Jiangxi [native to Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico]


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