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Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae

わが国の北海道、渡島半島以南から本州北部に分布しています。高さは30メートルほどになります。「あすなろ(翌檜)」とは外見上の違いはほとんどなく、球果の形状に違いがあるだけです。本種は、青森県では「ひば(檜葉)」と呼ばれ、秋田スギ、木曽ヒノキと並び日本三大美林の一つに数えられます。また石川県では「あて(档)」と呼ばれ、輪島塗の木地として使われます。 
ヒノキ科アスナロ属の常緑高木で、学名は Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae。英名はありません。 
"Hinoki-asunaro" (Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae) belongs to the Cupressaceae (the Cypress family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed from the Oshima Peninsula of Hokkaido south to northern Honshu. The height of tree is about 30 meters. There is almost no difference in appearance from "Asunaro", only in the shape of the cone. This species is called "Hiba" in Aomori Prefecture, and is one of the three most beautiful forests in Japan, as well as Akita cedar and Kiso hinoki (Japanese cypress). It is also called "Ate" in Ishikawa Prefecture, and used as the unlacquered wood of Wajima-nuri (a type of Japanese lacquerware). 
青森市三内「三内丸山遺跡」にて、2018年07月15日撮影。 

Shu Suehiro
shu@botanic.jp