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Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Taxodium (ヌマスギ)
Numasugi (ヌマスギ, 沼杉), bald-cypress, swamp cypress, gulf cypress, red cypress, or deciduous cypress
Rakuushou (ラクウショウ, 落羽松)
Lifeform: (semi-)deciduous, needle-leaved tree up to 45 m tall
Distribution: southeastern USA

introduced to Japan in early Meiji Era

Habitat: riparian and other wetlands
Bark (樹皮)
Use: gardening and park tree, particularly in wet sites, wwood for furniture

Cupressus disticha L.
Schubertia disticha (L.) Mirb.

var. imbricatum (Nutt.) Croom (タチラクウショウ)

Synonyms: Taxodium ascendens Brongn.


Taxodium distichum transplanted in Hokkaido

Maki1 Maki2 Maki3
[1-3] near the entrance of a rock garden in Hokkaido University Botanic Garden on September 30 2023.