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Common name

English: Dawn Redwoods

German: Chinesisches Rotholz, Urweltmammutbaum

Mandarin: 水杉 (shui shan)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Pinophyta (22)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Taxodiaceae (2)

          Genus: Metasequoia (1)

            Epithet: glyptostroboides Hu & W. C. Cheng (1)

Synonyms: Metasequoia honshuenensis Silba & Callahan, Metasequoia neopangaea Silba, Sequoia glyptostroboides (H. H. Hu & W. C. Cheng) Weide

glyptostroboides => reference to the genus Glyptostobus

honshuenensis => from Honshu, the largest island of Japan


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Metasequoia glyptostroboides at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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