Torreya jackii

Torreya jackii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cephalotaxaceae
Genus: Torreya
Species: T. jackii
Binomial name
Torreya jackii

Torreya jackii (Chinese: 长叶榧树; pinyin: fěishù; literally: "longleaf torreya") is a species of conifer in the family Cephalotaxaceae. Common names include Jack's nutmeg tree,[1] longleaf torreya, Jack torreya,[2] and weeping torreya.[3] It is endemic to eastern China, in Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi provinces.[4]

It can be up to 12 metres (39 ft) tall.[4]

It is threatened by habitat loss and logging.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Yang, Y. & Luscombe, D (2010). "Torreya jackii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. Eckenwalder, J.E. 2009. Conifers of the World: The Complete Reference. Timber Press.
  3. Conifers Around the World: Torreya jackii - Weeping Torreya.
  4. 1 2 Liguo Fu, Nan Li & Robert R. Mill. "Torreya jackii". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 22 June 2012.

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