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Chinese Fir

Observed: 6th April 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
Looks like a conifer...
Looks a bit like Monkey Puzzle...
But the leaves are flat!
Male flowers about to open
Pretty, huh?
Description:

Massive conifer, foliage sweeping right down to the ground, looks furry but was sharply pointed.
Interesting leaves, flat and clasping the twig, with two shiny silvery bands on top and bottom.
Terminal buds of the male flowers were just about to open.
Cones were surprisingly small for such a large tree, with reflexed scales, very pretty little "roses".

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Chinese Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • David Trevan
      Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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