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Platycladus

Platycladus spp.

Thuja occidentalis June2008 by CdaMVvWgS (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Platycladus Overview

Genus with a single species of hardy, evergreen, coniferous tree also known by the names oriental thuja, Chinese thuja, oriental arborvitae, Chinese arborvitae and biota. Originally from Eastern and Northern Asia, this genus possesses scentless scale-like, flattened foliage, distinctive cones and wingless seeds.