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Useful Temperate Plants

Calocedrus rupestris

Aver., T.H.Nguyên & P.K.Lôc

Cupressaceae


Calocedrus rupestris is very closely related to Calocedrus macrolepis and was included in that species until it was described as distinct in 2004.

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General Information

Calocedrus rupestris is an evergreen tree with a broadly rounded crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall. The straight bole can be 100cm in diameter, occasionally to 120cm[
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The Gymnosperm Database
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http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its resin and valuable wood.
Calocedrus rupestris is threatened throughout its range by selective logging for timber, general deforestation and forest degradation. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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The Gymnosperm Database
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http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.

Range

E. Asia - southern China (Guangxi), northern Vietnam, ?Laos

Habitat

Only found on rocky limestone ridges and steep slopes; at elevations from 650 - 700 metres[
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The Gymnosperm Database
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http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height18.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Within its latitudinal and elevational range, Calocedrus rupestris experiences a monsoon tropical climate, with a July-October wet season and annual rainfall of 1,200 - 3,000mm. Temperature is seasonally variable with winter lows cold enough to experience occasional frosts, and summer highs around 35°c[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
]. The tree can tolerate frosts, but needs hot summers in order to do so. It is likely to succeed in warm temperate areas with continental climates and mild winters such as southeastern USA[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Only found on well-drained limestone soils in the wild[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
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Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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Year
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Some living trees are estimated to be 600 - 800 years old[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A resin is obtained from the trunk[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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This species is frequently exploited for its valuable timber which may be used for construction, furniture and fine crafts.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse[
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Title
Scented Flora of the World.
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Author
Genders. R.
Publisher
Robert Hale. London.
Year
1994
ISBN
0-7090-5440-8
Description
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors.
Cuttings of the current season's growth, taken in mid autumn, in a light sandy soil in a cold frame[
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Title
Scented Flora of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Genders. R.
Publisher
Robert Hale. London.
Year
1994
ISBN
0-7090-5440-8
Description
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.
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Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-06-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Calocedrus+rupestris>

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