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(family Taxodiaceae)

A monotypic genus, M. glyptostroboides (dawn redwood), which is a deciduous conifer known (since 1941) as Pliocene fossils from America and in 1948 discovered living in central China. It is planted as an ornamental, is fast-growing in wet sites, and strikes easily from cuttings.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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