Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Coniferophyta||Conifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)|
|Class||Pinopsida||Gymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews|
|Order||Pinales||Cone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others|
|Family||Cupressaceae||Cypres family, including junipers and redwoods|
|Genus||Taxodium||From the Latin Taxus meaning yew and the Greek eidos meaning resemblance from a similarity of leaf shape.|
|Species||distichum||In two ranks|
|var.||imbricarium||“overlapping, closely put together,” referring to the calyx lobes which are imbricate laterally in fruit|
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Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain