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Chinese Cypress

Cupressus duclouxiana Hickel

Description

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Trees to 25 m tall; trunk to 80 cm d.b.h.; crown conical when young, rounded or broadly domed when old; branches densely arranged; branchlets spreading or drooping but not pendulous, thin, ultimate ones 4-angled, 0.8-1 mm in diam. Leaves closely appressed, slightly glaucous abaxially, 1-2 mm on ultimate branchlets, ridged or ± gibbous with an inconspicuous or more visible abaxial gland, base long decurrent on leading branchlets, apex acute or slightly obtuse. Pollen cones subglobose or oblong, (4-)5-7 mm; microsporophylls (12-)16-20. Seed cones dark brown or purplish brown when ripe, glaucous, globose, 1.5-3.2 cm in diam.; cone scales (6-)8-10, each fertile scale with numerous seeds. Seeds brown or purplish brown, 3-5 mm, with 3 ridges. 2n = 22*.
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Flora of China Vol. 4: 66 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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?Guizhou, SW Sichuan, C and NW Yunnan, SE Xizang
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Flora of China Vol. 4: 66 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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* Forests on mountain slopes; 1400-3300 m.
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Flora of China Vol. 4: 66 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Cupressus austrotibetica Silba.
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Flora of China Vol. 4: 66 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Cupressus duclouxiana

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Cupressus duclouxiana, known commonly as the Chinese cypress or Yunnan cypress,[1] is a species of conifer in the cypress family, Cupressaceae. It is endemic to China, where it is known from Yunnan and Sichuan. It grows in deep river gorges. Its habitat is mountain forest where it occurs alongside the Sikang pine (Pinus densata) and various oaks, chinquapins, and chestnuts.[1]

Most old-growth stands of this tree have been cut down, and it is still threatened by logging in many areas.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Zhang, D.; Christian, T. (2013). "Cupressus duclouxiana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T34079A2843937. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T34079A2843937.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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Cupressus duclouxiana: Brief Summary

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Cupressus duclouxiana, known commonly as the Chinese cypress or Yunnan cypress, is a species of conifer in the cypress family, Cupressaceae. It is endemic to China, where it is known from Yunnan and Sichuan. It grows in deep river gorges. Its habitat is mountain forest where it occurs alongside the Sikang pine (Pinus densata) and various oaks, chinquapins, and chestnuts.

Most old-growth stands of this tree have been cut down, and it is still threatened by logging in many areas.

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