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Savvaļā Z Amerikas R daļas kalnu reģionā no Britu Kolumbijas līdz Kalifornijai, uz A līdz Kaskādu kalniem Oregonā un Sjerranevadai Kalifornijā – kalnu ainavas dominējošs koks, 600… 2900 m vjl. augstumā. Mūža ilgums 700 un vairāk gadu. Savrup augoši koki Latvijā sāk ziedēt 10…15 gadu vecumā, audzēs – 30…35 gadu vecumā. Ātraudzīga un vidēji ēncietīga koku suga. Mežaudzēs tai vēlams sānu apēnojums, jo tad zari labāk notīrās no stumbra. Visumā ziemcietīga, izņemot piekrastes ekotipus. Vislabāk aug dziļās, drenētās māla vai smilšmāla augsnēs, kur labi augsnes mitruma apstākļi. Cieš no meža dzīvniekiem. No slimībām bīstamākā ir skujbire. Samērā izturīga rūpniecības rajonos un piesārņotā pilsētas gaisā.
Latvijā daudz stādīta vecajos parkos un arī jaunākos pilsētu apstādījumos. Latvijā duglāzijas mežkopībā pētījis Dz. Pīrāgs. Mūsu valstī ir nelielas mežu kultūru platības vairākās vietās. Tā Šķēdes mežniecībā (Talsu raj.) duglāzija sasniegusi 90 gadu vecumā 24 m vidējo augstumu un 464 m3 koksnes krāju uz ha.
Plašajā un ekoloģiski daudzveidīgajā areālā izdalītas vairākas ekoloģiskas varietātes, kuras savstarpēji atšķiras arī pēc ārējām pazīmēm:
var. menziesii – zaļā duglāzija ar koši zaļām, garām, mīkstām un taisnām skujām, lielākiem, 6…10 cm gariem čiekuriem, kam segzvīņas pieguļošas garenvirzienā;
var. caesia Franco – pelēkā duglāzija, aug piekalnēs un areāla Z daļā, skujas tai vairāk pelēki zaļas, čiekuri 4…8 cm gari, segzvīņas atstāvošas, retāk atliektas;
var. glauca Franco – zilganā duglāzija ir augstkalnu ekotips – mazāka izmēra koki, ar līku stumbru, skujas zilgani līdz sudrabaini zaļas, īsākas, blīvāk kārtotas, čiekuri 4…6 cm gari, segzvīņas atstāvošas vai pat atliektas uz čiekura pamatu.
Divas pēdējās Latvijā apstādījumos biežāk, izturīgākas un izskatīgākas par pirmo. Izveidotas vairākas apstādījumu šķirnes, no kurām Latvijā vēl ļoti reti kultivē:
f. laeta (Schwerin) Kruessm. – ir zaļskujaina forma no var. glauca
‘Pendula’ – apzīmējums vismaz 3 šķirnēm ar pārkarenu galotni vai vismaz nokareniem zariem: ‘Argentea Pendula’, ‘Glauca Pendula’, ‘Taranto’.
Sciadopitys Sieb.et Zucc. – širmegle(saulsargegle) – Taxodiaceae
Mūžzaļi vienmājas 1.lieluma koki ar konisku vainagu un zarojumu mieturos. Miza gluda, pelēka, plāna, atslāņojas garām plēksnēm. Skujas 8...15 cm garas, ar dziļu garenrievu un 2 atvārsnīšu rindām apakšpusē, pa 20...40 mieturos pieauguma galā, saglabājas līdz 3 gadiem. Putekšņlapu vārpiņas galviņās dzinumu galos; sēklaizmetņu vārpiņas atsevišķi dzinumu galos. Čiekuri olveida, 5...10 cm gari un 4...5 cm plati, tumši brūni, ar noapaļotu galu, ienākas nākošajā veģetācijas periodā, nesabirst, sēklzvīņas koksnainas. Sēklas plakanas, 10...13 mm garas un 7...8 mm platas, tās aptver šaurs ādains spārns, dīgsti ar 2 lineārām dīgļlapām. Ģintī 1 suga.
S.verticillata Sieb.et Zucc. – Japānas širmegle – jaunībā aug lēni, pēc gadiem 10 augšana paātrinās, stumbrs var sasniegt 40 m augstumu. Savvaļā Japānā Sikoku un Hondo salu kalnu mežos 600...1000 m vjl. Līdz 36° Z pl. mistrojumā ar Chamaecyparis obtusa, Ch. pisifera, Tsuga sieboldii, Abies firma, Magnolia obovata, Cercidiphyllum japonicum uc. sugām mērenā okeāniskā
Sequoia Endl. – sekvojas Taxodiaceae
Ģintī 1 suga – S. sempervirens Endl. – mūžzaļā sekvoja ir milzu mūžzaļš subtropu klimata skuju koks, kas savvaļā sasniedz līdz 100 m augstumu un 6…9 m stumbra caurmēru, čaganās mizas biezums līdz 15…25 cm; vecāko eksemplāru vecumu kalkulē ap 800…2200 gadiem. Pumpurs ar 1 zvīņu. Skujas plakani lineāras, divējādas – uz sānu dzinumiem pamīšus, 1,5…2 cm garas un 2…3 mm platas, ķemmveidā; uz vadzariem pamīšas, zaram pieglaustas vai nedaudz atliektas. Čiekuri lodveida līdz olveida, 2…3 cm gari un 1,5…2 cm plati, veidojas vienā veģetācijas periodā, atveras zvīņām plati atliecoties, pēc sēklu izbiršanas paliek kokā. Sēklas olveida, 4…5 mm garas, ar 2 šauriem sānu lidspārniem. Savvaļā Z Amerikas Klusā okeāna piekrastes un tuvāko Kalifornijas kalnu subtropos, kur gaisa temperatūras absolūtais minimums nepārsniedz –80 C. Latvijā āra apstākļos pēc vairākiem saudzējošiem mēģinājumiem tomēr izsalst.
Sequoiadendron Buchholz – mamutkoki Taxodiaceae
Ģintī 1 suga S. giganteum (Lindl.) Buchholz – milzu mamutkoks ir līdz 50…100 m augsts un līdz 10 m diametrā mūžzaļš skuju koks, kura kreveļainās mizas biezums resnākajiem kokiem var sasniegt 50…60 cm, sasniedzot 2500 un pat 4000 gadu vecumu. Koksne gaiši sarkana līdz sarkanbrūna. Dzinumi sākumā zilganzaļi, vēlāk kļūst sarkanbrūni. Skujas īsas, īlenveida, pamīšus, 5…6 mm garas, ar smailu galu un paplašinātu pamatu, pelēcīgi zaļas. Čiekuri olveida, 5…8 cm gari un 3…4 cm plati, veidojas 2 veģetācijas periodos, pēc ienākšanās zvīņas nedaudz paverās. Sēklas eliptiskas, saplacinātas, 3…6 mm garas, ar plānu lidspārnu. Pavairo ar sēklām, rudens spraudeņiem, bet šķirnes potē uz pamatsugas sējeņiem. Savvaļā Z Amerikā Kalifornijā Sjerranevada kalnu R nogāzēs 1500…2500 m vjl. augstumā. Izcilākie koki saņēmuši savus vārdus – “Meža māte”, “Meža tēvs”, “Sirmais milzis” uc. Areāla visaukstākā mēneša vidējā temperatūra ir – 2,80…-5,40 C, bet absolūtais minimums ir līdz – 140 C. Dekoratīvi augstvērtīgi un ātraudzīgi koki. Latvijā kultivē ļoti reti, ± apsalst, bet bargākās ziemās pat pilnīgi izsalst. Lielākas izredzes mamutkokus sekmīgi kultivēt ir Kurzemes DR daļā no V Eiropā kultivētu koku sēklām un pirmos 10…20 gadus ziemošanas laikā kociņus vīstot izolējošā, bet gaisa caurlaidīgā materiālā, lai izlīdzinātu straujas gaisa to un mitruma maiņas.
Taxodium Rich. – taksodijas, purvacipreses Taxodiaceae
Vasarzaļi skuju koki, garvasu skujas pamīšus, īsvasu skujas arī ķemmveidā pamīšus (atšķirībā no Metasequoia, kam pretējas) un rudenī nokrīt kopā ar īsvasām. ♂ strobilu skaras 7…15 cm garas, jaunu dzinumu galos, ♀ apaļi, pa vienam dzinumu galos, zied pirms skuju plaukšanas. Čiekuri apaļi vai eliptiski, koksnaini, 2…5 cm plati, nogatavojas pirmajā gadā, atveras zvīņām paveroties. Relikta, vēl paleogēnā plaši pārstāvēta ģints, mūsdienās saglabājušās 3 sugas, kas savvaļā aug Z Amerikas DA daļā un Meksikā. Pavairo ar neiekaltētām sēklām, kuras 2 nedēļas jāizmērcē un pirms sējas jāsaspaida, lai panāktu savlaicīgu dīgšanu, retāk ar spraudeņiem. Latvijā ļoti reti kultivē 1 sugu.
T. distichum (L.) Rich. - parastā taksodija, purvaciprese ir pirmā lieluma koniska auguma koks, ilgi saglabā vadošo stumbra asi, ar tumši sarkanbrūnu, plānu, gareni rievainu un plēkšņainu mizu. Sakņu sistēma spēcīga, virspusēja, lieliem kokiem, sevišķi mitrās augtenēs vai pat ūdenī augot ar dobiem virszemes koniskiem vai pudeļveida izaugumiem, kas kalpo sakņu elpošanai un kā stabilizātori nestabilā substrātā. Skujas lineāras, plakanas, mīkstas, ar noapaļoti asu galu, gaiši zaļas, 10…18 mm garas, rudenī kļūst sarkanbrūnas. Čiekuri gandrīz sēdoši, visai apaļi, 2…3 cm gari, sēklas trīsšķautņainas, līdz 15 mm garas. Savvaļā ASV DA daļā – no Karolīnas un Alabamas līdz Floridai, kur aug upju krastos, mitrājos un pat purvos uz drenēta pamatieža (smiltis, oļi). Latvijā nelabvēlīgās ziemās ± apsalst.
Taxus L. – īves Taxaceae
Mūžzaļi koki vai krūmi ar sarkanbrūnu plānu mizu, dzinumi zaļi, plakanām pamīšām skujām ± vienā plaknē, ar viendzimuma strobiliem, divmājnieki, augi dabā un arī daži kultivāri vienmājnieki. Strobili skuju sānu žāklēs, ♂ strobili apaļās dzeltenās spurdzēs, putekšņi bez lidpūslīšiem, ♀ strobili kā zaļgani pumpuriņi skuju žāklēs vai īsvasu galos, tajos nedaudz sēklaizmetņu. Sēkla liela, olveida, brūna, to zvanveidā aptver sulīga, krāsaina sēklsedze (arils), nogatavojas pirmā gada rudenī, bet dīgtspēju saglabā līdz 4 gadiem. Sēklu stratifikācija 8...18 mēneši. Šķirnes pavairo ar spraudeņiem, noliektņiem un potējot uz pamatsugas sējeņiem. Visas auga daļas, izņemot sulīgo sēklsedzi, ir indīgas.
Ģintī 8 sugas Z puslodē – pa 4 Eirāzijā un Z Amerikā mērenajā un subtropu zonā. Latvijā savvaļā 1 suga, ļoti reti kultivē 2 sugas un 1 hibrīdu sugu un vairākas šķirnes.
T. baccata L. – parastā īve, platpaeglis ir otrā vai trešā lieluma koks, Latvijā sasniedz 5…8 (12…15) m augstumu, dažkārt aug arī kā plaši sazarots krūms. Stumbrs raukts un parasti rievots. Miza jauniem kokiem gluda, sarkanbrūna, veciem kokiem pelēka un nolobās plēksnēm. Koksne nesatur sveķus, bet daudz miecvielu, ļoti izturīga, ar lielu, sarkanbrūnu kodolu un šauru, baltu aplievu. Vainags plati konisks, ļoti blīvs. Sakņu sistēma vidēji dziļa. Skujas pamīšus pa vienai, plakanas, vienā plaknē, 2…3,5 cm garas, virspusē tumši zaļas, spīdīgas, apakšpusē bāli zilganzaļas, pakāpeniski nosmailotas, kokā saglabājas 6…10 gadus. Sēklsedze spilgti sarkana, ar vieglu apsarmi, pilnīgi ietver sēklu. Sēkla 6…8 mm gara. Dīgsts ar 2 lineārām strupām dīgļlapām. Zied IV beigās, V sākumā, sēklas ienākas VIII, IX, sēklām nepieciešama 10…12 mēnešu stratifikācija, dažkārt tās uzdīgst tikai 3.vai 4.gadā. Augšanas gaita ļoti lēna, bet var sasniegt 1000…3000 gadu vecumu.
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Desk was around HK$12,000 (around US$1500). This is my home ofifce.David blackman said:I am green with envy. This is the most awesome home ofifce I have ever seen. Congratulations. Wonderful job, you are inspiring. Now, #1) you are not ugly. In fact, you are quite a handsome man! #2) the tall black pillar w/ the LED screen is genius. #3) turn off fox news!!!! You may think it is entertaining, in fact it is toxic!!! All the bestDavid Blackman (admirer from Las Vegas, Nevada)HD said:Looks awesome. Very creative on your part to see how far you can duplicate the Apple Store without going overboard with it. said:Love it!Pingback: said:When I have my own home, I'll have it this way too. nick said: I am not a designer nor a decorator by profession. i can tellwalseysaid:Sade280a6. why would you want to make your home ofifce look like a shop?davidwu9999said:Good question. It was more a design challenge/project rather than wanting it to be a shop. 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The other day, I saw an old lady cross the road, and I didn't help her.2. Don't you have a personality?I think I do. I try to live life as happy as I can be and also try to infect that on others. Doesn't always work with everyone but such is the fascination of mankind. We are all from the same origin, just that everybody's different.3. What's your company into?We design, develop, and build video gaming accessories, smartphone & tablet accessories, and mood lighting products. All manufactured in China and sold all over the world.4. Selling Apple products?Yes.5. Do you work for them?No.6. C monOK, where are we going?That last one was a joke. Sorry just trying to keep this light-hearted, but seriously, your points are all valid and I respect them. You keep me on my toes. 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