Chamaecyparis obtusa (Japanese cypress, hinoki cypress[2] or hinoki; Japanese: or , hinoki) is a species of cypress native to central Japan in East Asia,[3][4] and widely cultivated in the temperate northern hemisphere for its high-quality timber and ornamental qualities, with many cultivars commercially available.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa
A 700-year-old hinoki tree at Daichi-ji temple in Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Gymnosperms
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Cupressales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Chamaecyparis
C. obtusa
Binomial name
Chamaecyparis obtusa

Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana


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