Sunday 31 March 2024

Chinese Fir

Chinese Fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata, 杉木).

They are a pleasingly-scented conifer. Deeper into the Hunan forests, they can grow quite tall but I have not seen one locally on Yuelu Mountain that passes 20 meters.  Each part of the tree has a long history in treating pain relief in Traditional Chinese medicine.

Chinese Fir on Yuelu Mountain