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Common name

English: Eastern Redcedar

German: Virginische Rotzeder, Virginischer Wacholder

Mandarin: 北美圆柏 (bei mei yuan bai)


Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Cupressaceae (13)(family description)

          Genus: Juniperus (7)

            Epithet: virginiana L. (3)

Synonyms: Juniperus alba Knight ex Carrière, Juniperus arborescens Moench, Juniperus argentea Gordon, Juniperus bedfordiana Loudon, Juniperus cannartii K.Koch, Juniperus caroliana Mill., Juniperus chamberlaynii Carrière, Juniperus cinerascens K.Koch, Juniperus dioica Carrière, Juniperus fragrans Knight, Juniperus glauca Cels

alba => white

arborescens => arboreus, like a tree

argentea => silvery

bedfordiana => in honor of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), British politician and patron of botany

cannartii => in honor of Frederic Cannart d'Hamale (1804-1888), Belgian botanist

cinerascens => with ashen-grey shadings

dioica => having stamens and pistils in separate flowers on different plants

fragrans => fragrant, of pleasant odour

glauca => greyish or bluish

virginiana => from Virginia, North America


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: brown, green

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