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1 October 2007 A Worldwide Survey of Cultivated Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & Cheng (Taxodiaceae: Cupressaceae) from 1947 to 2007
Jinshuang Ma
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Since the first seeds were sent from China in December 1947, the famous “living fossil” Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & Cheng has been cultivated for 60 years throughout the world. The comprehensive survey of Metasequoia cultivation presented herein has been conducted over the past five years, yielding 2535 accessions from nearly 50 countries on every continent. Optimal growth seems to be in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 9 in North America and Europe, as well as comparable areas in East Asia. The tallest individual reported is approximately 38 m in height, and the largest is approximately 6.2 m in girth. The details of each accession are summarized, including place cultivated, recent growth statistics, and information about the source of introduction.

Jinshuang Ma "A Worldwide Survey of Cultivated Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & Cheng (Taxodiaceae: Cupressaceae) from 1947 to 2007," Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 48(2), 235-253, (1 October 2007). https://doi.org/10.3374/0079-032X(2007)48[235:AWSOCM]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 March 2007; Published: 1 October 2007
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