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Tsuga sieboldii
(Japanese hemlock)

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Tsuga sieboldii (Japanese hemlock)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tsuga sieboldii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Japanese hemlock
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Carved material
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fibre
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Tree habit of Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; mature tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
TitleTree habit
CaptionTree habit of Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; mature tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
CopyrightEizi Suzuki
Tree habit of Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; mature tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
Tree habitTree habit of Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; mature tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.Eizi Suzuki
Foliage of Tsuga sieboldii sapling at an altitude of 1200 m. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
TitleFoliage
CaptionFoliage of Tsuga sieboldii sapling at an altitude of 1200 m. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
CopyrightEizi Suzuki
Foliage of Tsuga sieboldii sapling at an altitude of 1200 m. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
FoliageFoliage of Tsuga sieboldii sapling at an altitude of 1200 m. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.Eizi Suzuki
Foliage of mature Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
TitleFoliage
CaptionFoliage of mature Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
CopyrightEizi Suzuki
Foliage of mature Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
FoliageFoliage of mature Tsuga sieboldii at an altitude of 1200 m; tree with a diameter of ca. 50 cm. 08 October 1999, Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.Eizi Suzuki

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tsuga sieboldii Carrière

Preferred Common Name

  • Japanese hemlock

Other Scientific Names

  • Abies tsuga Sieb. et Zucc.
  • Tsuga araragi Koehne
  • Tsuga thuja A. Murray

International Common Names

  • English: southern Japanese hemlock
  • French: tsuga du Japon méridional

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Hemlocktanne, Aragi-; Hemlocktanne, Südjapanische
  • Italy: tsuga di Siebold
  • Japan: tsuga
  • Netherlands: japanse hemlockspar

EPPO code

  • TSUSI (Tsuga sieboldii)

Trade name

  • hemlock

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Tsuga
  •                             Species: Tsuga sieboldii

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Pallets

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • For heavy construction

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Tool handles