Pseudotsuga sinensis

Pseudotsuga sinensis (Chinese Douglas-fir; in Chinese 黃杉, pinyin romanization: huáng shān) is a species of conifer in the family Pinaceae. It is a tree up to 50 metres tall.[2] It is found in China (in Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang provinces) and Taiwan[1] as well as in northernmost parts of Vietnam.[3]

Pseudotsuga sinensis
Pseudotsuga sinsensis var. sinensis.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pseudotsuga
P. sinensis
Binomial name
Pseudotsuga sinensis

The timber is used for construction, bridge building, furniture, and wood fiber.[2][4]

Pseudotsuga sinensis var. wilsoniana, Taiwan Douglas-fir, is sometimes treated as its own species, Pseudotsuga wilsoniana. This variety is geographically isolated (being restricted to Taiwan) but is not markedly distinct morphologically from var. sinensis of China.[4]


  1. ^ a b Conifer Specialist Group (1998). "Pseudotsuga sinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Pseudotsuga sinensis at Gymnosperm Database". The Gymnosperm Database.
  3. ^ Luu, Nguyen Duc To; Thomas Ian, Philip (2004). Cay La Kim Vietnam / Conifers of Vietnam. Darwin Initiative. pp. 50–52. ISBN 1-872291-64-3.
  4. ^ a b Liguo Fu; Nan Li; Thomas S. Elias & Robert R. Mill. "Pseudotsuga sinensis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 8 September 2012.