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Larix gmelinii var. japonica
(kurile larch)

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Larix gmelinii var. japonica (kurile larch)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Larix gmelinii var. japonica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • kurile larch
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Larix kamtschatica tree at ca. 100 years of age being utilised for seed collection. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
TitleSeed collection
CaptionLarix kamtschatica tree at ca. 100 years of age being utilised for seed collection. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
CopyrightValery P. Putenikhin
Larix kamtschatica tree at ca. 100 years of age being utilised for seed collection. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
Seed collectionLarix kamtschatica tree at ca. 100 years of age being utilised for seed collection. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.Valery P. Putenikhin
Upper borderline of Larix kamtschatica at ca. 600 m above sea level. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
TitleHabitat
CaptionUpper borderline of Larix kamtschatica at ca. 600 m above sea level. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
CopyrightValery P. Putenikhin
Upper borderline of Larix kamtschatica at ca. 600 m above sea level. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
HabitatUpper borderline of Larix kamtschatica at ca. 600 m above sea level. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.Valery P. Putenikhin
Mixed forest of Larix kamtschatica and Picea jezoensis ca. 100 years of age.  Kamchatka river valley, Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
TitleMixed forest
CaptionMixed forest of Larix kamtschatica and Picea jezoensis ca. 100 years of age. Kamchatka river valley, Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
CopyrightValery P. Putenikhin
Mixed forest of Larix kamtschatica and Picea jezoensis ca. 100 years of age.  Kamchatka river valley, Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
Mixed forestMixed forest of Larix kamtschatica and Picea jezoensis ca. 100 years of age. Kamchatka river valley, Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.Valery P. Putenikhin
Natural regeneration of Larix kamtschatica on burned-out area at around 55 years of age. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
TitleRegeneration
CaptionNatural regeneration of Larix kamtschatica on burned-out area at around 55 years of age. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
CopyrightValery P. Putenikhin
Natural regeneration of Larix kamtschatica on burned-out area at around 55 years of age. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.
RegenerationNatural regeneration of Larix kamtschatica on burned-out area at around 55 years of age. Kamchatka peninsula, Kozyrevsk, Russia.Valery P. Putenikhin
Larix kamtschatica twig with foliage and cones on single tree around 150 years of age at the upper borderline for the species (ca. 600 m above sea level). This tree yielded abundant cone production in 1990. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
TitleLeaves and cones
CaptionLarix kamtschatica twig with foliage and cones on single tree around 150 years of age at the upper borderline for the species (ca. 600 m above sea level). This tree yielded abundant cone production in 1990. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
CopyrightValery P. Putenikhin
Larix kamtschatica twig with foliage and cones on single tree around 150 years of age at the upper borderline for the species (ca. 600 m above sea level). This tree yielded abundant cone production in 1990. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.
Leaves and conesLarix kamtschatica twig with foliage and cones on single tree around 150 years of age at the upper borderline for the species (ca. 600 m above sea level). This tree yielded abundant cone production in 1990. Kamchatka peninsula, Esso, Russia.Valery P. Putenikhin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Larix gmelinii var. japonica (Maxim. ex Regel) Pilg.

Preferred Common Name

  • kurile larch

Other Scientific Names

  • Larix dahurica var. japonica Maxim. ex Regel
  • Larix kamtschatica (Rupr.) Carr.
  • Larix kurilensis Mayr

International Common Names

  • Russian: kurilskaya listvennitsa

Local Common Names

  • Germany: die kurilen-lärche
  • Japan: guimatsu
  • Russian Federation: kamchatskaya listvennitsa

EPPO code

  • LAXGJ (Larix gmelinii var. japonica)
  • LAXKA (Larix kamtschatica)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Larix
  •                             Species: Larix gmelinii var. japonica

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cooperage
  • Crates
  • Pallets
  • Tanks

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Pit props
  • Posts
  • Roundwood structures
  • Stakes
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Engineering structures
  • Exterior fittings
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Hydraulic works

Vehicle bodies

Veneers

Wood extractives (including oil)

Wood hydrolysates

Wood residues

Wood-based materials

  • Fibreboard
  • Laminated wood
  • Particleboard
  • Plywood