Catalan common name : Tuia.
Spanish common name : Tuya. Tuya gigante.
General distribution : Asia
Flowering time : March. April. May.
Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.
Observations : Indigenous peoples used the wood of this tree for canoes, pirogues and totem poles.
Location on-campus UIB : Jardí de Son Lledó i plantat al carrer que condueix a Cas Jai.
Description : A tree that can reach up to 60 m in height in its native lands of the Pacific Northwest, although in this country its does not usually reach over 20 m in height. The canopy is pyramidal. Thin, cinnamon coloured bark with longitudinal curls. Scaly leaves in rows of four, dark shiny green, with the inferior side with a whitish texture. When the leaf is crushed it gives off a resinous aroma. Elongated cones, straight and light brown in colour, formed by 8-12 scales, flat and mucuronate at the apex.