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Conservation status

Torreya jackii

Common Names

长叶榧树 chang ye fei shu [Chinese].

Taxonomic notes

Lectotypified by Lin Qi and Cao Ziyu (2007).


See Fu et al. (1999) for detailed description and a good line drawing. This species is peculiar in bearing a close resemblance, not to other species of Torreya, but to Cephalotaxus fortunei; however this species has sessile fruits and a strongly twisted leaf arrangement.

Distribution and Ecology

China: N Fujian, NE Jiangxi, and S Zhejiang at elevations of 400-1000 m, in forest (Fu et al. 1999). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

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Both wood and leaves are very fragrant. The wood is used to make agricultural implements, utensils, and handicrafts (Fu et al. 1999).




See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Last Modified 2017-12-29