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Platycladus orientalis Native to northeastern parts of eastern Asia and north Asia.<br />
New spring growth and immature cones on an Oriental arborvitae conifer. The unique looking cones are 15 mm in length and will turn brown over the coming weeks. They are both male (containing the pollen) and female (containing the ova). The pollen from the male cones is transferred to female cones by the movement of the wind and insects through the foliage and then a seed is formed. Australia,Chinese Thuja,Chinese arborvitae,Conifer,Cupressaceae,Geotagged,Oriental Thuja,Oriental arborvitae,Platycladus orientalis,Spring,botany,plant Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Platycladus orientalis

Native to northeastern parts of eastern Asia and north Asia.
New spring growth and immature cones on an Oriental arborvitae conifer. The unique looking cones are 15 mm in length and will turn brown over the coming weeks. They are both male (containing the pollen) and female (containing the ova). The pollen from the male cones is transferred to female cones by the movement of the wind and insects through the foliage and then a seed is formed.

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  1. So beautiful! At first, I thought they were flowers. Posted 7 months ago

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''Platycladus'' is a distinct genus of evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, ''Platycladus orientalis'', also known as Chinese thuja, Oriental arborvitae, Chinese arborvitae, biota or oriental thuja. It is native to northeastern parts of eastern Asia and north Asia, but is also now naturalised as an introduced species elsewhere in Asia.

Similar species: Pinales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 6, 2018. Captured Oct 1, 2018 10:44 in 107 Memorial Dr, Bar Beach NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm