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Sugi

It is a very large evergreen tree, reaching up to 70 m tall and 4 m trunk diameter, with red-brown bark which peels in vertical strips. The leaves are arranged spirally, needle-like, 0.51 cm long; and the seed cones globular, 12 cm diameter with about 2040 scales. It is superficially similar to the related Giant Sequoia , from which it can be differentiated by the longer leaves and smaller cones , and the harder bark on the trunk .

J?mon Sugi (Japanese: ???), the largest specimen of Cryptomeria known, on Yakushima, Japan Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 2. More

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