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Metasequoia glyptostroboides


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pinophyta
Classis: Pinopsida
Ordo: Pinales

Familia: Cupressaceae
Subfamilia: Sequoioideae
Genus: Metasequoia
Species: M. glyptostroboides
Paleospecies: †M. disticha – †M. foxii – †M. milleri – †M. occidentalis



Metasequoia Hu & W.C.Cheng, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. (n.s.) 1(2): 154. (1948), nom. cons. against Metasequoia Miki, Jap. J. Bot. 11: 261. (1941)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central (Chongqing, Hubei), China Southeast (Hunan).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Hu, H.H. & Cheng, W.-C. 1948. On the new family Metasequoiaceae and on Metasequoia glyptostroboides, a living species of the genus Metasequoia found in Szechuan and Hupeh. Bulletin of the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, new series 1: 154–161. Yandex Reference page

Vernacular names

čeština: Metasekvoje čínská
dansk: Vandgran
Deutsch: Urweltmammutbaum
Ελληνικά: Μετασεκόια
English: Dawn Redwood
suomi: Kiinanpunapuut
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