Genus Taxodium

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

Species in the genus Taxodium of plants

Bald cypress - It is a large tree, reaching 130 feet tall and a trunk diameter of 10 feet . The bark is gray-brown to red-brown, shallowly vertically fissured, with a stringy texture. The leaves are borne on deciduous branchlets that are spirally arranged on the stem but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1-2 cm long and 1-2 mm broad; unlike most other species in the family Cupressaceae, it is deciduous, losing the leaves in the winter months, hence the name 'bald'. It is monoecious. Male and female strobili mature in about 12 months; they are produced from buds formed in the late fall, with pollination in early winter. The seed cones are green maturing gray-brown, globular, 2-3.5 cm in diameter. They have from 2030 spirally arranged four-sided scales, each bearing one or two trianglular seeds. The number of seeds per cone ranges from 2040. The cones disintegrate when mature to release the large seeds. The seeds are 5-10 mm long, the largest of any species in the cypress family, and ar

Mexican cypress - Taxodium mucronatum, also known as Montezuma Cypress, Sabino, or Ahuehuete is a species of Taxodium native to much of Mexico , and also the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas, USA