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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cupressaceae — the Japanese cedar.


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  • We crossed the parking lot and entered the outdoor pavilion of the bonsai exhibit through a Japanese-style wooden gate that led to a path called the Cryptomeria Walk.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • Among tree species are Eyer evergreen chinquapin Castonopsis eyeri, Farges evergreen chinquapin C. fabri, Hance tanbark oak Lithocarpus hancei, blue Japanese oak Cyclobalanopsis glauca, Taiwan pine Pinus taiwanesis, Chinese little-leaf box tree Buxus sinica var. parvifolia, common Chinese birch Cunninghmia lanceolata, Chinese cedar Cryptomeria fortunei, Masson pine P. Massoniana, etc.

    Mount Wuyi, China

  • Cool temperate zone coniferous forest, characterised by Abies firma, Tsuga sieboldii and Cryptomeria japonica occurs, rather than the cool temperate beech forests typical of the mainland.

    Yakushima (Yaku-Island), Japan

  • Following World War II, the Forestry Agency of Japan promoted clear-cutting of the high-elevation conifer forests and replaced them with Japanese timber species such as sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) and Kara-matsu (Larix leptolepis).

    Biological diversity in Japan

  • The _Cryptomeria_ of Japan has a variety with twigs resembling ropes.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • Let us recall the cases of bud-atavism given by the whitish variety of the scarlet _Ribes_, by peaches and nectarines, and by conifers, including _Cephalotaxus_ and _Cryptomeria_.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • Only round the old temples, mostly small and inconsiderable, were to be seen ancient tall Cryptomeria and Ginko trees.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Nearly every temple, even the most inconsiderable, is therefore surrounded by a little grove, formed of the most splendid pines, particularly Cryptomeria and Ginko, which often wholly conceal the small, decayed, and ill-kept wooden hut which is dedicated to some of the deities of Buddha or Shinto.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Although these trees are commonly called Japanese cedar they're actually not true cedars (they are Cryptomeria japonica).

    News On Japan

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