The Gymnosperm Database

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Conservation status

Pseudotsuga brevifolia

Cheng et Fu 1975

Common names

短叶黄杉 duanye huangshan (Wu and Raven 1999).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: P. sinensis var. brevifolia (Cheng et Fu) Farjon et Silba 1990 (Wu and Raven 1999).


"Bark brown, scaly, longitudinally fissured. Branchlets red-dish brown, initially densely pubescent, turning light brown or gray and glabrous or subglabrous in 2nd or 3rd year. Leaves spirally or irregularly pectinately arranged, linear, 0.7-1.5(-2) cm × 2-3.2 mm, apex emarginate. Seed cones ovoid-ellipsoid or ovoid, 3.7-6.5 × ca. 3.4 cm. Seed scales at middle of cones compressed orbicular-rhombic, 2.2-2.5 × ca. 3.3 cm, hard and woody, densely pubescent abaxially, base cuneate, not concave at sides. Bracts reflexed, cusp narrowly triangular, ca. 3 mm, lateral lobes triangular, margin erose. Seeds irregularly brown spotted, obliquely triangular-ovoid, ca. 2 cm including wing; wing reddish brown, lustrous, ca. 1 cm, pubescent on middle part adaxially" (Wu and Raven 1999).

Distribution and Ecology

China: Guizhou and SW Guangxi, typically scattered on S-facing slopes and mountain tops, on calcareous and rocky soils at approx. 1300 m elevation (Wu and Raven 1999).

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