Family Cupressaceae

The Cupressaceae or cypress family is a conifer family with worldwide distribution.

Genera in the family Cupressaceae of plants


Actinostrobus - Actinostrobus is a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae .

Athrotaxis - Athrotaxis is a genus of two to three species of conifers in the cypress family, Cupressaceae.


Austrocedrus - It is a member of subfamily Callitroideae, a group of distinct southern hemisphere genera associated with the Antarctic flora.

Callitris - Callitris macleayana

Calocedrus - Calocedrus is a genus of three species of coniferous trees in the cypress family Cupressaceae.

Chamaecyparis - Chamaecyparis is a genus of conifers in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to eastern Asia and western and eastern North America.

Cryptomeria - It is a very large evergreen tree, reaching up to 70 m tall and 4 m trunk diameter, with red-brown bark which peels in vertical strips.

Cunninghamia - The genus Cunninghamia is a genus of one or two species of evergreen coniferous trees in the cypress family Cupressaceae.

Cupressus - The genus Cupressus is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae that have the common name cypress; for the others, see cypress.

Diselma - Diselma archeri Benth.


Fitzroya - It is a very large evergreen tree, the largest tree species in South America, normally growing to 4060 m tall and up to 5 m trunk diameter.


Fokienia - Fokienia hodginsii is native from southeastern China to Northern Vietnam , west central Vietnam , and west to northern Laos.


Glyptostrobus - The genus formerly had a much wider range, covering most of the Northern Hemisphere, including the high Arctic in the Paleocene.

Juniperus - Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae.

Libocedrus - Libocedrus is a genus of five species of coniferous trees in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Metasequoia - Together with Sequoia sempervirens and Sequoiadendron giganteum of California, Metasequoia is classified in the Cupressaceae subfamily Sequoioideae.

Microbiota - It was discovered in 1923 but political secrecy in the former Soviet Union prevented any knowledge of its existence outside the Soviet Union for about 50 years.

Neocallitropsis - It is an evergreen coniferous tree growing to 2-10 m tall.


Papuacedrus - It is usually a medium-sized to large evergreen tree 1650 m tall, at high altitudes only a shrub reaching up to 3 m).

Pilgerodendron - It is very closely related to the New Zealand and New Caledonian genus Libocedrus, and many botanists treat it within this genus, as Libocedrus uvifera Pilg.

Platycladus - Although generally accepted as only member of its genus, it has been suggested that the closely related species Microbiota decussata could be included in Platycladus, but this is not widely followed.

Sequoia - Sequoia or Sequoyah or Sequoya may refer to:

Sequoiadendron - The genus Sequoiadendron includes a single extinct species, S.


Taiwania - It is one of the largest tree species in Asia, reported to heights of 80 m tall and with a trunk up to 4 m diameter above buttressed base.

Taxodium - Taxodium Within the family, Taxodium is most closely related to Chinese Swamp Cypress and Sugi .

Tetraclinis - Its closest relatives are Platycladus, Microbiota and Calocedrus, with the closest resemblance to the latter.

Thuja - Thuja The genus is monophyletic and sister to Thujopsis.

Thujopsis - A popular allegory for the meaning behind asunaro is Asu wa hinoki ni narou ).

Widdringtonia - Widdringtonia is a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae .

Xanthocyparis - Callitropsis is a genus of cypresses in the family Cupressaceae, with several native to North America and one native to Vietnam in southeast Asia.