Cryptomeria japonica, commonly called Japanese cedar or Sugi, is a tall, evergreen conifer with tiered horizontal branching. The genus Cryptomeria is monotypic and unrelated to the true cedars (Cedrus).
On December 17, 2017, I walked along the edge of a forest in Jungle Gardens. It was a path I had taken many times earlier that year, only this time a single fallen leaf caught my attention. It was Ginkgo biloba, the maidenhair tree or Ginkgo tree.