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TAXODIACEAE

BALD CYPRESS FAMILY

James R. Griffin

Tree or shrub, monoecious, evergreen
Stem: young crown conic, old crown variable; bark fibrous, reddish; twigs not grooved, persistent or deciduous
Leaves simple, alternate, not in bundles, linear or awl-like (sometimes both on 1 plant), decurrent; tip acute
Seed cone generally woody; scales peltate, fused with bracts, generally persistent
Seeds 2–9 per scale; wings lateral
Genera in family: 10 genera, 16 species: North America, Asia, Tasmania; many of great commercial value
Reference: [Eckenwalder 1976 Madroño 23:237–256]
Combination with Cupressaceae supportable.
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