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Larches are deciduous coniferous trees in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. They are native to the whole of the cooler temperate northern hemisphere, on lowlands in the far north, and high on mountains further south.

There are 9-13 species; those marked '#' are not accepted as distinct species by all authorities:

Most if not all of the species can be hybridised in cultivation; the best known hybrid is Larix x marschlinsii (a.k.a. L. x eurolepis, an illegitimate name), the Dunkeld Larch, which arose more or less simultanously in Switzerland and Scotland when L. decidua and L. kaempferi hybridised. It is valued in forestry.

Table of contents
1 External links
2 Links to other Pinaceae
3 see also:

External links

Links to other Pinaceae

Pinus - Picea - Cathaya - Larix - Pseudotsuga - Abies - Cedrus - Keteleeria - Pseudolarix - Nothotsuga - Tsuga

see also:

The Larch is also the title of a well-known Monty Python sketch.

external link: the well known sketch: http://www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/PEOPLE/bolder/montypython/larch1.html