Larch Kempfer - kind of softwood deciduous trees of the genus larch family Pine. The species is named after Engelbert Kempfer .
A tree 30-35 m high and a trunk diameter of 50 (up to 100) cm. Young shoots at the beginning of winter are light brownish yellow, with a bluish bloom, densely pubescent or almost glabrous; biennials are reddish brown. The bark on the trunks is relatively thin, longitudinally fissured, thinly peeling. Buds are conical, brown. The needles are dull, about 15 (up to 50) mm long, gray-gray or bluish-green. Inflorescences are yellowish and reddish green. Cones are rounded-oval, 20-35 mm long, consist of 45-50 (up to 70) scales arranged in five to six rows. Seed scales are thin, fragile, reddish-light brown; the cover scales are half as long as the seed ones, ovate or lanceolate-pointed, brownish-red. Seeds 3-4 (up to 5) mm long, with a shiny brown wing. The weight of 1000 seeds is 3.7-4.6 g. This type of larch differs from others in its slightly twisted branches in a spiral and a reddish-brown fissured bark . During the year, it grows 25 cm in height and 10-15 cm in width. Begins to bear fruit in the 15-20th year of life.