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Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyCupressaceaeCypres family, including junipers and redwoods
GenusTaxodiumFrom the Latin Taxus meaning yew and the Greek eidos meaning resemblance from a similarity of leaf shape.
SpeciesdistichumIn 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 25 May 2020.

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Taxodium distichum (pondcypress)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain