The Taiwan cryptomeria (Taiwania cryptomerioides) belongs to Taxodiaceae (the Bald cypress family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed in Taiwan, China and Burma. The height is 15 to 50 m, the bark is brown, and when it becomes an old tree, it peels off into fibers. The leaves are bluish-green needle-shaped and more rigid than "Japanese cedar" (Cryptomeria japonica) in Japan. The cross section of leaf is diamond-shaped. The cone is an egg shape of about 10 cm and resembles "Southern Japanese hemlock" (Tsuga sieboldii).