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  • Over 50 relict monotypic genera have survived from the Mesozoic era, 20% of China's total, among them the dove tree Davidia involucrata, Katsura tree Cercidophyllum japonicum, Chinese money maple Dipteronia sinensis, dawn redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides (CR), Chinese bretschneidera Bretschneidera sinensis (EN), gingko Gingko biloba (EN), Tetracentron sinensis and one-eyed grass Kingdonia uniflora. 50 genera are endemic to China (20% of its total) and 67 plant species are nationally protected.

    The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China

  • Pleistocene refuge species like the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), found in the Daba Mountains, are generally absent here.

    Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests

  • Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is the descendant of a genus of conifers that arose 100 million years ago and had a broad distribution across the Northern Hemisphere until the Tertiary, about 20 million years ago.

    Daba Mountains evergreen forests

  • "Grove of the Ancients," featuring the last remaining species of a larger ancient family, such as dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and gingko (Gingko biloba); as well as trees descended from the oldest plant families, such as magnolias (the oldest flowering plants) and conifers.

    Penn State Live

  • Learning the Latin name of the Dawn Redwood so that it rolled off your tongue was half the pleasure of encountering Metasequoia glyptostroboides.

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  • Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in Central China.

    Gizhou Plateau broadleaf and mixed forests

  • Fuzzarelly, I think it’s wonderful that you’ve got a Dawn Redwood a.k.a. metasequoia glyptostroboides, just like us.

    Jean's Knitting


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  • The species part of the latin name of the Dawn Redwood metasequoia. I wondered what the parts of the word meant. Perhaps a taxonomy text is where I should look.

    March 27, 2009