Taiwan cow-tailfir

Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana

  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Flower name
    Taiwan cow-tailfir
  • Scientific name
    Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana
  • Aliasユサン, アブラモミ, 島樅, 油杉, タイワンアブラスギ, 台湾油杉
  • Place of originTaiwan
  • Place of floweringOverseas, Park
  • Flowering seasonMarch

What is Taiwan cow-tailfir

Taiwan cow-tailfir (Scientific name: Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana) is an evergreen coniferous tall tree in the pine family Pinaceae. It is endemic to Taiwan. In March, it produces yellow tubular female flowers that look like corn and green male flowers. The flowers are followed by a cone.

Generic name: Taiwan cow-tailfir, Scientific name: Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana, also known as "Yusan" (oil cedar), "Taiwanese oil cedar", Place of origin: Endemic to Taiwan, Distribution: Low mountain, tree height: 30 to 40 m, Stem diameter: 2.5 m, Bark color: dark gray or grayish brown, Leaves: soft cortex, Leaf shape: linear, Leaf length: 2 to 4 cm, Flowering period: March, Ripening time: October, fruit shape: cylindrical, Fruit length: 20-45 cm. Uses: tree for parkland, wood for building materials and equipment, root for essential oil, seeds for ink and medicine.


  • Order
    Coniferae
  • Family
    Pinaceae
  • Genus
    Keteleeria
  • Species
    K. davidiana var. formosana
  • Type of flower
    Other
  • Array of flower
    Ball-shaped inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Caudate
  • Leaf type
    needle shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen coniferous tall tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height3000.0 ~ 4000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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