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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Type and sole genus of a family comprising a single genus that until recently was considered part of a family of coniferous trees.

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  • As in the case of several other trees planted in like situations, such as Cupressus funebris, Abies fortunei, A. kæmpferi, Cryptomeria japonica, Sciadopitys...
  • Sciadopitys is from two Greek roots, meaning (YES!) 'umbrella' and 'pine'.
  • Growth inhibitors of conifer seeds - sciadin in Sciadopitys verticillata seed
  • The needles are arranged all around the branch, but not as stiff, and most firs have a double white stripe down the sides of the needle on the underside. umbrella pine... for more
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