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Cypresses


CypressesConiferous trees having pyramidal habit. Very popular for ornamental planting. Some species have considerable lumber value. All have light, graceful leaf spray and small, globular, woody cones. Wood usually soft.

Genus CUPRESSUS, Linn.

Resinous trees with naked buds, stout, ascending branches, which become horizontal. Leaves minute, scale-like, 4-ranked. Flowers minute, monoecious, yellowish. Fruit biennial, globular, woody cones.

Genus CHAMAECYPARIS, Spach.

Trees of tall, narrow pyramidal habit, with short, spreading side branches, and flat branchlets spray. Wood pale, fragrant, durable. Leaves scale-like, sharp, opposite in pairs. Flowers monoecious, minute, globular, lateral. Fruit annual, erect, globular cones of few woody scales; seeds 1 to 5 under each fertile scale.








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