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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Stem: young crown conic; branches ± whorled in young plants, smaller ± drooping; young bark smooth, with resin blisters, mature thick, deep-furrowed, dark brown; twig without persistent, peg-like leaf bases; leaf scars ± smooth, ± elliptic; bud < 15 mm, fusiform. Leaf: persistent < 8 years, 2–4.5 cm, tapered to a short petiole above persistent base, ± spreading, ± flat, with 2 ± white bands abaxially. Seed cone: pendent, 4–20 cm, maturing 1st year, persistent or not; stalk < 2 cm; bract exserted, 3-toothed or -lobed, free from scale. Seed: plus wing < 25 mm.
4 species: North America, Asia. (Latin, Japanese: false hemlock)
1. Seed cone 9–20 cm; leaf tip generally acute ..... P. macrocarpa
1' Seed cone 5–9 cm; leaf tip generally blunt ..... P. menziesii var. menziesii
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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