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Thuja standishii (Gordon) Carrière

Brief Summary

    Thuja standishii: Brief Summary
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    Thuja standishii (Japanese thuja; nezuko, kurobe) is a species of thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae. It is native to southern Japan, where it occurs on the islands of Honshū and Shikoku. It is a medium-sized tree, reaching 20–35 m tall and with a trunk up to 1 m diameter.

    The foliage forms in flat sprays with scale-like leaves 2–4 mm long, matte green above, and with narrow white stomatal bands below. The cones are oval, yellow-green ripening red-brown, 6–12 mm long and 4–5 mm broad (opening to 8 mm broad), with 6–10 overlapping scales.

    It is an important timber tree in Japan, grown in forestry plantations for its durable, waterproof, attractively scented wood.

Comprehensive Description

    Thuja standishii
    provided by wikipedia

    Thuja standishii (Japanese thuja; nezuko, kurobe) is a species of thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae. It is native to southern Japan, where it occurs on the islands of Honshū and Shikoku. It is a medium-sized tree, reaching 20–35 m tall and with a trunk up to 1 m diameter.

    The foliage forms in flat sprays with scale-like leaves 2–4 mm long, matte green above, and with narrow white stomatal bands below. The cones are oval, yellow-green ripening red-brown, 6–12 mm long and 4–5 mm broad (opening to 8 mm broad), with 6–10 overlapping scales.

    It is an important timber tree in Japan, grown in forestry plantations for its durable, waterproof, attractively scented wood.

    References

    1. ^ Carter, G. & Farjon, A. (2013). "Thuja standishii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T42264A2968225. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T42264A2968225.en. Retrieved 14 December 2017..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}

Morphology

    Description
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    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.

Diagnostic Description

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

Habitat

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