Published in Syst. Veg. ed. 14 861 in 1784. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.43 p.97 App in 1803 (and in ed.3 #57 in 1832)
This elegant tree was discovered in Japan, and first made known to Europeans by the illustrious Kaempfer, and again found there, on the mountains of Fakonia, by Thunberg, who remarks, that its exceedingly long and numerous pendent branches give it a very remarkable and beautiful appearance, very different from the other ever-greens of the same natural order.
Synonym of Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco.