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  1. Sciadopitys, genus Sciadopitysnoun

    type and sole genus of Sciadopityaceae; Japanese umbrella pines


  1. Sciadopitys

    Sciadopitys, commonly called umbrella pines, is a genus of a unique conifers now endemic to Japan. The sole living member of the family Sciadopityaceae is Sciadopitys verticillata, a living fossil. The oldest fossils of Sciadopitys are from the Late Cretaceous of Japan, and the genus was widespread in Laurasia during most of the Cenozoic, especially in Europe until the Pliocene.


  1. sciadopitys

    Sciadopitys is a monotypic genus of conifer in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is comprised of only one known species, Sciadopitys verticillata, also known as the Japanese umbrella pine. It is a slow-growing, ornamental evergreen tree native to Japan that can reach up to 35 metres tall in the wild and has unique whorled needle-like foliage.


  1. Sciadopitys

    The Koyamaki, or Japanese Umbrella-pine, is a unique conifer endemic to Japan. It is the sole member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, and known in the fossil record for about 230 million years. Its genus name comes from the Greek prefix sciado- meaning "shadow" and pitys, meaning "pine"; the specific epithet means "with whorls". It is an evergreen tree that can grow 15-27m tall, with brown main shoots bearing whorls of 7–12 cm long flexible green cladodes that look like, and perform the function of, leaves but are actually composed of stem tissues; occasionally, a cladode will be forked and produce a bud in the 'v' of the fork. The cones are 6–11 cm long, mature in about 18 months, and have flattish scales that open to release the seeds. It is a very attractive tree and is popular in gardens, despite its slow growth rate and high cost. Koyamaki was chosen as the Japanese Imperial crest for Prince Hisahito of Akishino, currently third in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne. The plant was first introduced to Europe by John Gould Veitch in September 1860. Infrared microspectroscopy has identified conifers of the family Sciadopityaceae as the principal source of Baltic amber rather than as previously thought members of the families Araucariaceae and Pinaceae.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sciadopitys in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sciadopitys in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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