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A coniferous evergreen tree (Cryptomeria japonica) native to East Asia, having spirally arranged needlelike leaves and cultivated as an ornamental and timber tree. Also called Japanese cedar, sugi.

[New Latin Cryptomeria, genus name : crypto- + Greek meros, part (since the microsporangia are concealed at the base of scales, while the seeds are concealed in a verticil of large scales and subtending bracts); see (s)mer-2.]


(Plants) a coniferous tree, Cryptomeria japonica, of China and Japan, with curved needle-like leaves and small round cones: family Taxodiaceae
[C19: from New Latin, from crypto- + Greek meros part; so called because the seeds are hidden by scales]
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Noun1.cryptomeria - Japanese cedarCryptomeria - Japanese cedar; sugi      
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
Cryptomeria japonica, Japan cedar, Japanese cedar, sugi - tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood
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Sargent, added a number of Asian conifers to an appendix to the book, including Cephalotaxus fortunei, Cryptomeria japonica, Juniperus chinensis, Torreya grandis, Cunninghamia lanceolata and Thujopsis dolabrata, all imported into the United States from English nurseries.
Prunus ceracifera 'Atropurpureum', Eribotrya japonica, Laurocerasus officinalis, Juglans nigra, Quercus pontica, Alnus glutinosa, Trachycarpus fortunei, Populus tremula), and 9 were Gymnospermae (Sequoia sempervirens, Picea orientalis, Cryptomeria japonica, Pinus pinea, Cedrus deodora, Cupressus sempervirens Pyramidalis, Chamaecyparis pisifera, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest', Cupressoparis leylandii) subspecies (Figure / Sekil 14).
Three wood species, Cryptomeria japonica, Chamaecyparis obtuse, and Larix kaempferi, which are commonly used in the construction of Japanese houses, were prepared.
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Lot 2 Tamarin, cryptomeria and other without minimum and maximum annual amount 75 000 EUR.