1. Family: Cupressaceae Gray
    1. Genus: Metasequoia Hu & W.C.Cheng
      1. Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W.C.Cheng

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan).

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Metasequoia glyptostroboides is rated as Endangered (EN) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of 3.07, which places it in position 12 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 51.26, ranked 37. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W.C.Cheng appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2006 Silba, J. [B-220] K001090527 isotype
    Aug 1, 2006 Silba, J. [B-220] K001090528 isotype
    Jul 1, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [2], Hubei K000088694 isolectotype
    Feb 17, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [180], Hubei K000088695 syntype
    Feb 17, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [351], China K000088702
    Feb 17, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [2], Hubei K001090529
    Feb 17, 2000 Hsueh, C.J. [5], China K000088696 syntype
    Feb 17, 2000 Gressitt, J.L. [2564], China K000088706
    Feb 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [851], China K000088700
    Feb 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [558], China K000088703
    Feb 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [816], China K000088705
    Feb 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [1141], China K000088708
    Feb 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [1163], China K000088709
    Feb 1, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [219], China K000088704
    Feb 1, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [209], China K000088701
    Feb 1, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [5], China K000088707
    Jan 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [1168], China K000088697
    Jan 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [808], China K000088699
    Jan 1, 2000 Cheng, W.C. [571], China K000088698
    Jan 1, 2000 Hwa, C.T. [2], Hubei K001090530
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    First published in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., n.s., 1: 154 (1948)

    Accepted by

    • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
    • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0