Thuja

close-up of immature cones of an oriental thuja, detail of a garden hedge

Thuja occidentalis

Synonymes :
Arborvitae, Cedar
Thuja_occidentalis (Wikipedia)

Thuja occidentalis
Thuja occidentalis.jpg
Leaves and immature cones
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Division:Pinophyta
Class:Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Cupressaceae
Genus:Thuja
Species:
T. occidentalis
Binomial name
Thuja occidentalis
Thuja occidentalis range map.png
Natural range

Thuja occidentalis, also known as northern white cedar, eastern white cedar, or arborvitae, is an evergreen coniferous tree, in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is native to eastern Canada and much of the northcentral and northeastern United States. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Thuja (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From taxonomic New Latin Thuja, from Ancient Greek θυία (thuía).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈθu.dʒə/

Noun

thuja (plural thujas)

  1. A tree of the genus Thuja.

Hypernyms

  • arborvitae, cypress

Translations

See also

  • thuja on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • thuja on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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