From the Chinese district of Fokien where the tree was discovered in 1908 by Captain A. Hodgins.
Description: Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite, scale-like on flattened branches, on mature plants about 2-4 mm long, on young growth to as much as 8 mm long, the lateral pair strongly pointed, flattened, and with whitish banding on both surfaces. Female cones ripening in the second year, similar to Chamaecyparis but having about 6-8 pairs of opposite scales, each fertile scale with two unequally winged seeds.
1 or 2 species from SE China, Laos and Vietnam.
Foliage similar to that of Libocedrus and cones like those of Chamaecyparis.
Source: (1995). Cupressaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.