- Flower nameTaiwan cow-tailfir
- Scientific nameKeteleeria 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.