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Taxon: Glyptostrobus pensilis (Staunton ex D. Don) K. Koch

Genus: Glyptostrobus
Family: Cupressaceae. Also placed in: Taxodiaceae
Nomen number: 17826
Place of publication: Dendrologie 2(2):191. 1873
Name verified on: 07-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Nov-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Chinese swamp-cypress   (Source: Hortus 3 [as G. lineatus]) – English
  • Chinese water-fir   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – English
  • Chinese water-pine   (Source: Hortus 3 [as G. lineatus]) – English
  • shui song   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong [s.], Guangxi [s.], Hainan, Jiangxi [e.], Sichuan [e.], Yunnan [s.e.], Zhejiang
    Indo-China: Vietnam [n.]

  • also cultivated


  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Farjon, A. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of conifers.
  • Farjon, A. 2005. A monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. 135–136.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= G. lineatus (Poir.) Druce].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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