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Common name

English: Montezuma cypress

German: Mexikanische Sumpfzypresse

Mandarin: 墨西哥落羽杉 (mo xi ge luo yu shan)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Cupressaceae (13)(family description)

          Genus: Taxodium (2)

            Epithet: mucronatum Tenore (1)

Synonyms: Cuprespinnata mexicana (Carrière) J.Nelson, Cupressepinnata mexicana (Carrière) J.Nelson, Taxodiomeria peizhongii Z.J.Ye et al., Taxodium distichum Kunth, Taxodium huegelii hort. ex P.Lawson & C.Lawson

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

mexicana => from or of Mexico

mucronatum => with a very short, hard, pointed tip


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Taxodium mucronatum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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