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Common name

English: Bald cypress

German: Sumpfzypresse

Mandarin: 落羽杉 (luo yu shan)

Portuguese: Cipreste-dos-pântanos


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Cupressaceae (13)(family description)

          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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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