Hinoki cypress

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    Hinoki cypress @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Hinoki cypress
Formal Name
Chamaecyparis obtusa
Hinoki cypress
Japan, Taiwan
Evergreen coniferous tall tree


Hinoki cypress (Scientific name: Chamaecyparis obtusa) is an evergreen conifer tall tree native to Japan and Taiwan. There is a white Y-shaped pore made of wax on the leaf. The leaves have a bactericidal effect, and are placed under food such as pine nuts and dried fish as a color, cushion, and for hydration.
A tree similar to cypress, such as Sawara cypress (scientific name:Chamaecyparis pisifera) there is. The difference between the two can be discerned in the form of a white wax around the pores of the leaf. The white wax becomes colorless when heated, so it seems to protect the leaves in response to environmental changes in temperature and humidity. Pollen flying in spring is considered to be one of the causes of hay fever, though it is a high-grade wood.

General name: Hinoki cypress, Scientific name: Chamaecyparis obtusa, aka: Hinoki, Origin: Japan, Taiwan, Living type: Evergreen Needle Leaf tall tree, Tree height: 10 to 50 m, Bark: reddish brown, Phylogeny: Cross to fresh, Leaf height: 0.1 to 0.3 cm, Male flower: Red oval with a length of about 0.3 cm, female flower : A spherical shape with a length of about 0.5 cm per side, flower color: light purple, brown, flowering period: March to April, fruit shape: cone, fruit diameter: 1 cm, fruiting period: October to November, application : Bath material, roofing material, building materials.

Detailed information

C. obtusa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Violet, Orange
1000 ~ 5000 [cm]

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