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Mediterranean Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens


It is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree, with a conic crown with level branches and variably loosely hanging branchlets. The foliage grows in dense sprays, dark green in colour. The leaves are scale-like, 2–5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots. The seed cones are ovoid or oblong, 25–40 mm long, with 10-14 scales, green at first, maturing brown about 20–24 months after pollination. The male cones are 3–5 mm long, and release pollen in late winter. (Wiki)


Cupressus sempervirens is native to the eastern Mediterranean region. In Greece, it can be found both in urban and natural environments. The spotting is from Seix Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki.

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Evina Karasavva
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Evina Karasavva

Δήμος Νέαπολης - Συκεών, Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 8, 2012

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