Mexican Cypress
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Mexican Cypress
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Mexican Cypress, Montezuma cypress, Montezuma Baldcypress
Botanical name: Taxodium mucronatum    Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

This beautiful Mexican native has a broad, spreading crown with strong, horizontal branches and delicate, weeping branchlets. The bark is shreddy. It is a large evergreen tree growing to 40 m tall and with a trunk of 1-3 m diameter. Thin needle like leaves are spirally arranged but twisted at the base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1-2 cm long and 1-2 mm broad. The cones are ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Lodhi Garden, Delhi & Mohali.
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