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Transverse section of an Umbrella Pine Stem (Sciadopitys verticillata). Light micrograph of a section through the stem. The Umbrella Pine, also called Koyamaki (Sciadopitys verticillata) or Japanese Umbrella-pine, is a unique conifer endemic to Japan. It is the sole member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, and known in the fossil record for about 230 million years. The magnification is 200 times when printed 10 inches wide.
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