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Cones of Metasequoia occidentalis (Newberry) Chaney

Asa river

Izumi village, Hachioji city, Tokyo, Japan

Late Pliocene, Neogene, Cenozoic (2.2 Ma)


Dawn Redwood


Kingdom Plantae, Phylum Pinophyta (Coniferophyta), Class Pinopsida, Order Pinales, Family Cupressaceae

Cones of Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Diameter of the lower left cone: 15 mm. Two Metasequoia cones at the bottom are fossils recovered from tuffaceous sandstone formed under the fluvial to shallow marine environment. The cone at the top is a modern cone of dawn redwood (Metasequoia cfr. gliptostoroboides Hu et Cheng) growing in the Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa, Japan.

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