Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) Richard

Common name

English: Bald cypress

German: Sumpfzypresse

Mandarin: 落羽杉 (luo yu shan)

Portuguese: Cipreste-dos-pântanos


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Pinophyta (35)

    Class: Pinopsida (35)

      Order: Pinales (34)

        Family: Cupressaceae (12)

          Genus: Taxodium (2)

           Epithet: distichum (Linnaeus) Richard (1)

Synonym: Cupressus disticha Linnaeus

disticha => distichous, two-rowed

distichum => means two-ranked, referring to the leaves being in two rows


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Taxodium distichum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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