Tsuga chinensisvar. chinensis, first described in 1899 by Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot), is the typical variety of this species. Common names include Chinese or Taiwan hemlock or 铁杉 (原变种) tie shan (yuan bian zhong) in the Chinese language. Please refer to the main species page for a complete description.
Distribution. This variety is native to mountains and river basins growing at elevations of 3,200 to 10,000 feet (1,000 - 3,200 m) above sea level in the China — Anhui, Fujian, southern Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, northwestern Guizhou, western Henan, western Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, southern Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang provinces.
Attribution from: Flora of China website, eFloras.org
Tsuga chinensis — old cones in Spring.
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