44.000 Chamaecyparis Spach

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Trees with flattened branches; upper side convex, underside concave. Leaves of 2 types; flattened facial leaves and folded lateral leaves; juvenile leaves linear, adult leaves scale-like. Seed cones globose, ripening in about a year, then opening; scales 2-12 attached near the middle. Seeds up to 5 per scale, 2-winged.

Worldwide: Seven species, native to the moist middle latitude forests of China, Japan and eastern and western North America.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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lawsoniana (A. Murr.) Parl.
obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.
pisifera (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.

Other sources of information about Chamaecyparis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chamaecyparis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chamaecyparis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chamaecyparis
Wikipedia: Chamaecyparis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chamaecyparis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaecyparis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chamaecyparis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1747, retrieved 17 September 2021

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