Pseudotsuga sinensis

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Pseudotsuga sinensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pseudotsuga
Species: P. sinensis
Binomial name
Pseudotsuga sinensis
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Pseudotsuga sinensis (Chinese Douglas-fir; in Chinese 黃杉, pinyin romanization: húang shān) is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family. It is a tree up to 50 metres tall.[2] It is found in China (in Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang provinces) and Taiwan[1] as well as in northernmost parts of Vietnam.[3]

The timber is used for construction, bridge building, furniture, and wood fiber.[2][4]

Pseudotsuga sinensis var. wilsoniana, Taiwan Douglas-fir, is sometimes treated as its own species, Pseudotsuga wilsoniana. This variety is geographically isolated (being restricted to Taiwan) but is not markedly distinct morphologically from var. sinensis of China.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conifer Specialist Group (1998). "Pseudotsuga sinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Pseudotsuga sinensis at Gymnosperm Database". The Gymnosperm Database. 
  3. ^ Luu, Nguyen Duc To; Thomas Ian, Philip (2004). Cay La Kim Vietnam / Conifers of Vietnam. Darwin Initiative. p. 50-52. ISBN 1-872291-64-3. 
  4. ^ a b Liguo Fu, Nan Li, Thomas S. Elias & Robert R. Mill. "Pseudotsuga sinensis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 8 September 2012.