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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1002. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Habitat in China.
Habitat: The `Chinese arbor‑vitae' is extensively planted as a road‑side tree or in gardens.
Distribution: Distribution: Egypt, N.E. Iran, N. & W. China, Japan, Mandschuria, Korea. Cultivated elsewhere.
Map Location: Islamabad: Zero point, 23.6.1987, R. Akhter s.n. (RAW); Peshawar B, C‑6: university campus, S.M. Hussain 2644 (PPFI‑B).


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A small tree 6 m or more tall with compact conical or columnar habit. Branches and branchlets ascending, closely appressed. Foliage dark green. Leaves borne in flattened frond‑like branchlets; scale‑like, opposite decussate. Male cones terminal on the branchlets; microsporophylis 6‑JO opposite decussate. Female cones green, woody and brown when ripe subglobose; Scales 8‑12, each with a curved process. Seeds ovoid, not winged.
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