Species: Chamaecyparis obtusa
English Name: Golden Hinoki Cypress
Chinese Name: 黃金柏、鳳尾柏
Species of cypress native to Japan. Grows up to 35m tall and has a trunk up to 1m in diameter.
The quality of its timber allows it to be used for building palaces, temples, shrines etc. Used as an ornamental tree or bonsai. Its pollen is a major cause of hay fever in Japan.
Its essential oils are used as anti-inflamatory medicine and for hair growth.
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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