Thuja occidentalis

ClassificationGymnosperms
FamilyCupressaceae
Family (Traditional)Cupressaceae
GenusThuja
SpeciesThuja occidentalis L.
Common NameAbendländischer Lebensbaum, Albero della vita, American arbor-vitae, Amerikanischer Lebensbaum, arbol de la vida, Arbor-vitae, arborvitae, arbre de vie, cedro-branco, cèdre blanc, cèdre de l'Est, Eastern arbor-vitae, Eastern white-cedar, Gemeiner Lebensbaum, Northern white-cedar, Nyugati tuja, Nyugati életfa, obicna americka tuja, Swamp Cedar, thuier cèdre, thuya du Canada, thuya occidental, Tree of life, Tuia del Canada, Tuia occidentale, tuia-vulgar, tuja západná, túje západní, Westerse levensboom, White-cedar, zerav západní, zywotnik, árvore-da-vida
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Evergreen; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Scalelike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 7.2
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S3] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Thuja occidentslis Thuja occidentslis L.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (KY), Fayette (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lewis (KY), Logan (KY), McCreary (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Russell (KY), Wayne (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hancock (TN), Hawkins (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1933 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100746229 McCreary Kentucky Tara R. Littlefield
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100745957 McCreary Kentucky Tara R. Littlefield
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029774 Wayne Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029725 Fayette Kentucky Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029832 Scott Tennessee 07 Jun 2000 Joey Shaw
663
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029824 Pickett Tennessee 30 Oct 1977 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029816 Claiborne Tennessee 26 Sep 1964 Gwynn Ramsey
34740
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001076 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001074 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001058 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001059 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001073 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001075 Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
31973000004624 Russell Kentucky Hotchkiss, Arland
KNK
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001815 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029766 Russell Kentucky Arland T. Hotchkiss
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029741 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
31234100029758 Pulaski Kentucky Andrew Denham
EKY
Thuja occidentalis
BEREA000823 Powell Kentucky R. L. Thompson
BEREA
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001071 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001069 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001060 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001057 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001061 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
ETSU001056 Unicoi Tennessee 20 Mar 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001814 Lewis Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001810 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001809 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012220 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012214 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012178 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001812 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001816 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001813 Lawrence Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001817 Russell Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001808 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
MDKY00001811 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012184 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012221 Union Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012190 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012202 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012166 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012175 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012210 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012191 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012180 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012218 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012188 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012215 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012168 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012207 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012213 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012181 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012165 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012205 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012179 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012187 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012217 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012216 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012219 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012183 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012212 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012208 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012211 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012204 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012182 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012171 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012192 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012201 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012209 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012189 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012198 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012174 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012223 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012193 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012186 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012172 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012206 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012177 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012176 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012195 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012167 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012222 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012203 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012170 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012196 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012200 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012185 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012194 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT023351 Campbell Tennessee 04 Jul 1933 A.J. Sharp
158
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT003547 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT023353 Scott Tennessee 07 Jun 2000 Joey Shaw
663
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT023352 Claiborne Tennessee 28 Jan 2006 Paul Threadgill
00056
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012169 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
TENN-V-0012173 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT003552 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
HTTU014366 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Thuja occidentalis
HTTU014365 Van Buren Tennessee
HTTU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000961 Rutherford Tennessee
1
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000970 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000942 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Oct 2006 Paul Fowler
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000960 Rutherford Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
27
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000964 Rutherford Tennessee Vickie Hillis
77
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000946 Rutherford Tennessee 24 Sep 2006 Shea Cofer
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000955 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Nov 1980 Ira Scott
25
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000953 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Nov 1979 Don Green
58
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000938 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU023797 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
UCHT003548 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Thuja occidentalis
HTTU029507 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000957 Tennessee June 20 V. Francis
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000944 Davidson Tennessee 01 Nov 2009 Richard Marko
99
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000966 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000947 Williamson Tennessee 21 Oct 2003 Phillip Hulan
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000941 Davidson Tennessee 02 Nov 1996 Brandee Wilson
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000972 Wilson Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000954 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Nov 1980 Barbara Johnson
39
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000948 Davidson Tennessee 03 Nov 1988 Guy Murphree
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000973 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000968 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000967 Hamilton Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000962 Rutherford Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
29
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000971 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000963 Rutherford Tennessee Becky Ivey
26
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000956 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Nov 1979 Bill Walker
52
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000949 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Dec 1986 Lyle Mason
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU023798 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000945 Cannon Tennessee 12 Sep 2003 Rebecca McWhirter
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000952 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Nov 1979 Valerie Schulz
58
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000943 Coffee Tennessee 04 Nov 2003 Mark Ventura
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000940 Logan Kentucky 26 Sep 1983 Elisabeth Stanley
22
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
UOS08816 Van Buren Tennessee 20 Oct 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000959 Rutherford Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
28
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000969 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000958 Rutherford Tennessee 24 Apr 1954 Jean Wilson
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
MTSU000965 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Dec 1979 Esther Woodward
81
MTSU
Thuja occidentalis
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Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Dwayne Estes
Thuja occidentalis - Joey Shaw
Thuja occidentalis - Joey Shaw
Thuja occidentalis - Sunny Fleming
Thuja occidentalis - Sunny Fleming
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
Thuja occidentalis - Theo Witsell
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