Chinese Arborvitae – Oriental Arbor-vitae

Thuja orientalis (Wikipedia)

Chinese arborvitae
Platycladus orientalis Simatai.jpg
Platycladus orientalis in its natural habitat in Simatai, Great Wall of China
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Subfamily: Cupressoideae
Genus: Platycladus
P. orientalis
Binomial name
Platycladus orientalis

Platycladus is a distinct genus of evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Platycladus orientalis, also known as Chinese thuja,Oriental arborvitae,Chinese arborvitae, biota or oriental thuja. It is native to northeastern parts of eastern Asia and north Asia, but is also now naturalised as an introduced species elsewhere in Asia.

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