Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Species: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

English Name: Lawson False Cypress

Chinese Name: 羅氏柏、美國扁柏

Family: Cupressaceae


Its a species of confer native to Oregon and California. It’s large, growing up to 60m tall with a trunk with 1,2-2m in diameter.

The wood is light and rot resistant, used in Japan for the manufacture of coffins, shrines and temples. Its lumber is known for its highly fragrant ginger aroma.



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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author