Genus Glyptostrobus

The genus formerly had a much wider range, covering most of the Northern Hemisphere, including the high Arctic in the Paleocene.

Species in the genus Glyptostrobus of plants


Glyptostrobus pensilis - It is a medium-sized to large tree, reaching 30 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1 m , possibly more. The leaves are deciduous, spirally arranged but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 520 mm long and 12 mm broad, but 23 mm long and scale-like on shoots in the upper crown. The cones are green maturing yellow-brown, pear-shaped, 23 cm long and 11.5 cm diameter, broadest near the apex. They open when mature to release the small, 520 mm long, winged seeds.