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Thuja standishii (Gord.) Carr.


Description from Flora of China

Thujopsis standishii Gordon, Pinetum Suppl. 100. 1862; Thuja gigantea Nuttall var. japonica (Maximowicz) Franchet & Savatier; T. japonica Maximowicz.

Trees to 18 m tall; bark reddish brown; crown broadly pyramidal; branches spreading; branchlets thick, flattened, 1.5-2.5 mm wide. Leaves deep green, facial leaves without abaxial gland, apex subacute; lateral leaves slightly shorter than or as long as facial leaves, apex incurved. Seed cones deep brown, obovoid, 8-10 mm; cone scales 10-12, middle 4-6 scales fertile, each with 3 seeds. Seeds 5-6 mm; wings 6-7 × 2-2.5 mm.

Cultivated. Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Zhejiang [native to Japan]


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