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The Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) or Russian larch is a frost-hardy tree. It is a medium-size to large tree reaching 20-50 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The crown is conic when young, becoming broad with age. The shoots are dimorphic, with growth divided into long shoots (typically 10-50 cm long. It has bimorphic needles, with needles on new growth borne singly and arranged in a spiral around the branch. It is most easily distinguished from the closely related European larch by the shoots being downy (hairless in European larch).

The leaves are needle-like, light green, 2-5 cm long, and turn bright yellow before they fall in the autumn. The male and female cones are borne separately on the same tree, the male cones are solitary, yellow, 4-8 mm diameter, and produce wingless pollen. The mature female cones are erect, 2-5 cm long, they are green variably flushed red when immature, turning brown and opening to release the winged seeds when mature, 4–6 months after pollination. The old cones commonly remain on the tree for many years, turning dull grey-black. Because of its rot resistance, larch wood is especially valuable for posts, poles, railroad tie sleepers, and mine props.


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