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Branchlet with foliage, plant at Blijdenstein Arboretum, Netherlands [C.J. Earle, 2010.06.11].

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Foliage detail on same plant [C.J. Earle, 2010.06.11].

 

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Conservation status

Torreya grandis

Fortune ex Lindley 1857

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Description

Distribution and Ecology

China: Anhui to Guizhou, to 1400 m (Silba 1986).

Planted as an ornamental in Europe and North America (Hils 1993). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree

V. Dinets (Vladimir Dinets e-mail 1998.01.10) reports a tree in Anhui that was 39 m high in 1993.

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Lindley. 1857. Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, p. 788. This publication is available online at botanicus.org, and makes a good read, as it contains Fortune's account of how he discovered the species while trekking in the mountains of Zhejiang.

See also

Last Modified 2012-11-23