Cunninghamia R.Br. ex Rich. & A.Rich.

Common Name: Cunninghamia

Family: Taxodiaceae

Published in: Comm. Bot. Conif. Cycad. 80: 149 in 1826.

Other: Nom. cons. (over Belis Salisb. 1807, proposed 1904, entered in code 1906). Type: C. sinensis R.Br. nom. illeg. - accepted name C. lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook. Named for James Cunninghame, who was a surgeon for the East India Company based at Amoy, China. He sent plant collections back to England from 1698 to 1702. Also placed in Cupressaceae.

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