35.000 Taxodium Rich.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Trees, up to 40 m, deciduous or semi-evergreen. Leaves spirally arranged, needle-like. Male cones numerous, in drooping terminal panicles; female cones on branches of the previous year, long-persistent, sub-globose, scales irregularly quadrangular above, each with 2 ovules.

Derivation of name: from the similarity of the leaves to those of the genus Taxus.

Worldwide: 1-3 species, native to North America where they are semi-evergreen in the south and deciduous in the north.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Taxodium distichum

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distichum (L.) Rich.Image

Other sources of information about Taxodium:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Taxodium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Taxodium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Taxodium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Taxodium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Taxodium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Taxodium
JSTOR Plant Science: Taxodium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Taxodium
Plants of the World Online: Taxodium
Tropicos: Taxodium
Wikipedia: Taxodium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Taxodium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2094, retrieved 9 December 2023

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