Thuja plicata D. Don
FamilyCupressaceae — APG family: Cupressaceae
Common namewestern red cedar
DescriptionA tall tree, up to 50 meters, with swollen base and conical crown; twigs flattened, fanlike; leaves decussate, yellowish-green above; cones small, brown when ripe, with up to 10 leathery scales, ripening in first year.
EcologyMainly a lowland tree, but extending up to 1,000 meters, usually scattered in the hemlock-Sitka spruce forest, but sometimes in pure stands.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.