Sugi

Cryptomeria japonica

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  • Flower name
    Sugi
  • Scientific name
    Cryptomeria japonica
  • Alias杉, 日本杉
  • Place of originan endemic species of Japan
  • Place of floweringLow mountains, Cemetery & Temple, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April

What is Sugi

Japanese cedar or Sugi (scientific name: Cryptomeria japonica) is an endemic species of Japan. It is an evergreen coniferous tree of the cypress family. The tree shape extends straight toward the heavens with a slender. It grows naturally along the shores of humid mountains in the western part of the Tohoku region of Shikoku, Kyushu, and Yakushima. The leaves are green and needle-like. The flowers are dioecious, and one plant has a male flower with only stamens and a female flower with only pistils. Afforestation is also active and many activities are taking place in Japan, including Yoshino.

Generic name: Cryptomeria japonica, Scientific name: Cryptomeria japonica, Origin: Japan, Distribution: Honshu West of Shikoku, Kyushu, and Yakushima in the Tohoku region of the Environment: damp mountains, tree height: 20 to 50 m, diameter: 2 to 16 m, lifespan: 2000 to 7200 years for Jomon cedar, 3000 years for Daio cedar on Yakushima (Average is about 500 years), bark: brown, leaf: acicular, gender, dioecious, male inflorescence: spikelet, male inflorescence: oval, male flower color: yellow, male flowering place: previous year's twig Axillary, male flower length: 0.5-0.8 cm, female flower shape: spherical, female flower color: green, female flowering place: blooming downward one at the tip of the previous twig, female flower length: 0.5 cm, flowering period: February-4 Moon, pollination: airborne flowers, remarks: a cause of pollinosis. Sugihira mushroom.


  • Order
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Cryptomeria
  • Species
    C. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    needle shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen coniferous tree
  • Flower colorsGreen Yellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 5000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.8 cm

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