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Taiwan Cypress Chamaecyparis formosensis (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 16m. Distinctive evergreen. BRANCHES Upturned and U-shaped. LEAVES Greenish-bronze without white markings below. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Female flowers small, green, partly hidden by leaves. STATUS AND DISTRUBUTION Native of Taiwan, but rare there, though some large, ancient (up to 3,000 years) specimens still exist. In Britain, planted since 1910 but still rare.