34.000 Cryptomeria D. Don

Description of the genus

Evergreen, monoecious tree. Leaves in 5 ranks, directed upward and curved inwards. Male flowers sessile, oblong, forming short spikes at the end of the branchlets. Female flowers spherical, solitary at the end of short branchlets. Cones persistent after shedding the seeds; scales woody, wedge-shaped, enlarged above into a disk bearing a recurved mucro and 2-3 rigid processes. Seeds triangular-oblong, narrowly winged.

Worldwide: One species in Japan and southern China

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Cryptomeria japonica

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japonica (L.f.) D. DonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cryptomeria:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cryptomeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2091, retrieved 28 May 2020

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