Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa

  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Hinoki cypress
  • Flower name
    Hinoki cypress
  • Scientific name
    Chamaecyparis obtusa
  • AliasHinoki cypress, 桧
  • Place of originJapan, Taiwan
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April

What is Hinoki cypress

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.


  • Eye
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Chamaecyparis
  • Species
    C. obtusa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Tongue-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen coniferous tall tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 5000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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