Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Hyde Park (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 30.249 W 000° 09.604
30U E 697091 N 5709714
Quick Description: Depicted well grown specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) you can find at eastern Serpentine lakeside in the eastern section of London's Hyde Park...
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 8:35:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMMM7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:

Depicted well grown specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) you can find at eastern Serpentine lakeside in the eastern section of London's Hyde Park.

The Metasequoia is a living fosil. It carries needles, but it is deciduous tree. It was thought to have become extinct in the tertiary period, being known only from fossilised leaf-prints. However, live trees of obviously the same species as that thought extinct were found in Chinese province of Sichuan in 1941. A 1949 US expedition collected seeds in the Shui-sa valley and distrubuted them among the world's leading botanical gardens and universities... Majority of full-grown trees have origin in this first seeds delivery.

Gattung / Species: Urweltmammutbaum (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Anordnung / Arrangement: Einzelner Baum / Standalone tree

Webseite / website: [Web Link]

Baumhöhe / Height of the tree (m): 18

Baumdurchmesser / Diameter of the tree (m): 1

Standort / Location: Park / Park

Eintrittsgebühr / Fee: free

Alter / age: Not Listed

Parkkoordinaten / Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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