Cupressus austrotibetica


In May 2023 a team of Chinese researchers found a record Cupressus austrotibetica with a height of 102.3 m.

Here is the article about this discovery (in Chinese): Searching for Asia's Tallest Tree.

The photo of this giant tree (© Baidu).

It is well inside the Cupressus austrotibetica distribution range and close to several collections available in various herbaria.

Typical foliage of Cupressus austrotibetica (© Baidu).

This is the tallest recorded tree in Eurasia.
The previous record was a Cupressus tortulosa from eastern Bhutan which was measured to 91 m.

30 June 2023