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  Cryptomeria japonica
 
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  Family: TAXODIACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptomeria japonica (Thunb. ex L.f.) D.Don, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 18: 167. 1841; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1393 (975.) 1928. Cupressus japonica Thunb. ex L.f., Suppl. Pl. 421. 1782.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Japaneese Cedar
  Description: Trees; bark reddish brown, fibrous, peeling off in strips; crown pyramidal; main branches whorled, horizontally spreading or slightly pendulous; branchlets usually pendulous. Leaves on leader branchlets borne at 15-45° to axis, those on short (fertile) branchlets at 30-55° to axis, subulate to linear, ± straight or strongly incurved, 0.7-1.4(-2) cm × 0.8-1.2 mm, rigid, stomatal bands with 2-8 rows of stomata on each surface. Pollen cones borne in racemes of 6-35, ovoid or ovoid-ellipsoid, 2.5-5 × 2-3 mm, each cone, subtended by a leaf shorter than the length of cone. Seed cones borne in groups of 1-6, globose or sub-globose, 0.9-1.6 × 1-2 cm; cone scales 20-30, proximal 2 margins often convex in outline, or all 4 margins ± concave in outline, middle part with or without distinct shoulders at widest point, apex usually recurved, umbo rhombic, distally with 4 or 5 tooth like projections 1-3.5 mm. Seeds 2-5 per cone scale, brown or dark brown, irregularly ellipsoid or multiangular and ± compressed, 4-6.5 × 2-3.5 mm; wings 0.2-0.25 mm wide.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-December
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Japan and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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