Castanopsis sieboldii

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Castanopsis sieboldii
Castanopsis sieboldii2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Castanopsis
C. sieboldii
Binomial name
Castanopsis sieboldii
(Makino) Hatus

Castanopsis cuspidata var. sieboldii (Makino) Nakai
Pasania cuspidata var. sieboldii Makino)
Shiia sieboldii Makino)

Castanopsis sieboldii, also known as the Itajii chinkapin or Itajii, is a species of evergreen tree that lives in subtropical eastern Asia.[1][2] This is a climax species that is commonly found in the Japanese temperate rainforest.[3] Specimens are also present within the forest area of the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

Castanopsis sieboldii was once thought to be a subspecies of the similar Castanopsis cuspidata.

Plants and animals associated with this tree include:



  1. ^ "Shii (Castanopsis sieboldii)". Thinking Like a Forest.
  2. ^ "A Japanese useful tree: Castanopsis - Life in Kochi". Life in Kochi.
  3. ^ "Canopy Multilayering and Woody Species Diversity of a Subtropical Evergreen Broadleaf Forest, Okinawa Island".
  4. ^ "Moth Photographers Group – Lymantria albescens – 19458".

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