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DAHURIAN LARCH

Asian Larch

Larix gmelinii

Pine Family [Pinaceae]  

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22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD
The cones are, distinctively, reddish pink at first.


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD


22nd May 2009, Troutal Tongue, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley. Photo: © RWD
Needles blunt-tipped.


Some similarities to : other Larches

Dahurian Larch is a monoecious plant with separate male and female flowers on the same plant. A member of the Pine Family of trees having deciduous needles, it is therefore a deciduous conifer. It turns a golden brown in autumn before the needle leaves drop off.

Distinguishing Feature : The pinkish-red cones (when new).

Daurian Larch contains Taxifolin, or dihydroquercetin, a flavonol which is also found in the seeds of Milk Thistle and although chemically very similar to Quercetin has a much lower toxicity compared with Quercetin.

Larixinol was first identified in the Asian tre Dahurian Larch and is a spiro-flavonoid which contains two Phloroglucinol residues. Larixinol (which is named after the Larix genus) is also a lactone and is found in Spanish Dagger Yucca gloriosa.


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DAHURIAN LARCH

Asian Larch

Larix gmelinii

Pine Family [Pinaceae]  

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