Taiwania

2019-12

Taiwania

©Snow Ram

©Snow Ram

Text |Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

This tree is the only plant that uses "Taiwan" as its genus in the kingdom of plants. It can grow to about 40 to 50 meters high and even higher. Because it is hard to see the canopy clearly from the ground, the Rukai people call it "the tree that hits the moon".

Taiwania
Binomial name:Taiwania cryptomerioides Hayata
Family: Taxodiaceae Taiwania