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Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum


It is a large tree, reaching 25–40 m (rarely to 44 m) tall and a trunk diameter of 2–3 m, rarely to 5 m. The bark is gray-brown to red-brown, shallowly vertically fissured, with a stringy texture. The leaves are borne on deciduous branchlets that are spirally arranged on the stem, but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1–2 cm long and 1–2mm broad.


The native range extends from Delaware Bay south to Florida and west to East Texas and southeastern Oklahoma, and also inland up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers north to southern Illinois and Indiana. Large planted specimens are seen as far north as Pittsburgh.


Diego Simón takes this photo in the retiro park

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IES Cervantes de Madrid. Spain
Spotted by a stud ent at IES Cervantes de Madrid. Spain

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Oct 26, 2008
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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