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Chamaecyparis obtusa
(hinoki cypress)

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Chamaecyparis obtusa (hinoki cypress)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chamaecyparis obtusa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • hinoki cypress
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental
  • Shade and shelter

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
C. obtusa var. obtusa. Typical dense Japanese plantation, Tottori, Japan.
TitlePlantation
CaptionC. obtusa var. obtusa. Typical dense Japanese plantation, Tottori, Japan.
CopyrightRobert T. Fenton
C. obtusa var. obtusa. Typical dense Japanese plantation, Tottori, Japan.
PlantationC. obtusa var. obtusa. Typical dense Japanese plantation, Tottori, Japan.Robert T. Fenton
Thinned and pruned trees C. obtusa var. obtusa stand, Japan.
TitleThinned and pruned stand
CaptionThinned and pruned trees C. obtusa var. obtusa stand, Japan.
CopyrightRobert T. Fenton
Thinned and pruned trees C. obtusa var. obtusa stand, Japan.
Thinned and pruned standThinned and pruned trees C. obtusa var. obtusa stand, Japan.Robert T. Fenton
C. obtusa var. formosana, at 2700 m altitude, Taiwan.
TitleTree habit
CaptionC. obtusa var. formosana, at 2700 m altitude, Taiwan.
CopyrightRobert T. Fenton
C. obtusa var. formosana, at 2700 m altitude, Taiwan.
Tree habitC. obtusa var. formosana, at 2700 m altitude, Taiwan.Robert T. Fenton

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.

Preferred Common Name

  • hinoki cypress

Variety

  • Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana (Hayata) Rehder
  • Chamaecyparis obtusa var. obtusa

Other Scientific Names

  • Chamaecyparis breviramea Maxim.
  • Chamaecyparis taiwanensis Masam. & Suzuki
  • Cupressus obtusa K. Koch
  • Retinospora obtusa Siebold & Zucc.

International Common Names

  • English: hinoki false cypress; Japanese cypress; Japanese false cypress
  • French: faux cypres Japonais

Local Common Names

  • Germany: hinoki Scheinzypresse
  • Italy: cipresso di hinoki
  • Japan: hinoki
  • Netherlands: hinoki-cipres
  • Taiwan: Taiwan yellow cypress; yellow hinoki

EPPO code

  • CHCOB (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Cupressaceae
  •                         Genus: Chamaecyparis
  •                             Species: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Shade and shelter

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Pesticide
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • For light construction
  • Shingles
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood extractives (including oil)