Platycladus Orientallis

Species: Platycladus Orientallis

English Name: Chinese Arborvitae

Chinese Name: 側柏

Family: Cupressaceae


Evergreen coniferous tree, growing from 3 up to 61 m. With a stringy – texture reddish – brown bark.

The wood is used in Buddhist temples, both for construction work and chipped for incense burning.




©J.Berkovec, 2005

©J.Berkovec, 2005


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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