Tsuga chinensis var. patens

Tsuga chinensis var. patens, first described in 1997 by (Downie) L. K. Fu & Nan Li, is known as 长阳铁杉 chang yang tie shan in the Chinese language. It is treated as a separate species, namely Tsuga patens, by some authorities.

T. c. var. patens differs from the typical variety in the following ways:

Distribution. This variety is native to China — western Hubei province (Changyang Xian), growing in the mountains at elevations of 6,400 to 7,400 feet (2,000 - 2300 m) above sea level.
Distribution. This variety is native to China — western Hubei province (Changyang Xian), growing in the mountains at elevations of 6,400 to 7,400 feet (2,000 - 2300 m) above sea level.

Attribution from: Flora of China website, eFloras.org

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