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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cryptomeria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cryptomeria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cryptomeria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cryptomeria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cryptomeria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptomeria
JSTOR Plant Science: Cryptomeria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cryptomeria
Plants of the World Online: Cryptomeria
Tropicos: Cryptomeria
Wikipedia: Cryptomeria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cryptomeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2091, retrieved 26 May 2024

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