Tsuga chinensis var. formosana
台灣鐵杉 [Chinese] (Huang 1994).
Syn: T. formosana Hayata 1908, T. chinensis sensu Wilson 1926 (Li 1975).
"A large tree, up to 50 m tall and 2 m in diameter, the bark gray, furrowed, the branchlets yellowish, later pale yellowish gray, hairy in grooves. Leaves linear, 1.5-2.5 cm long, 2-3 mm broad, the apex rounded or emarginate. Mature cones ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, the scales suborbicular, lustrous yellowish brown, the margins sliglitly irregularly serrate. Seeds 7 mm long including the wing" (Li 1975).
Taiwan: Ilan, Kaoxiung, Miaoli, Nantou, Pingtung, Taichung, and Xinchu Xian (from 22°36'N to 24°29'N and from 120°44'E to 121°161E) at 1250-3536 m elevation. Commonly occurs in mixed broadleaf and conifer forest, dominated by Yushania, Juniperus and Tsuga. (HAST Database).
Hayata, B. 1908. New Conifers from Formosa. Gardeners' Chronicle ser. 3, 43:194. Available: Google Books, accessed 2012.10.29.
Last Modified 2012-11-23