Cupressus disticha var. imbricaria Nutt.


Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Cupressus

Parent: Cupressus disticha

History: 

Published in Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2 224: 767 in 1818. Leaves subulate, partly imbricated in 4 ranks, deciduous; nuts larger, chestnut coloured. Found from Florida to North Carolina, in swamps and ponds more remote from the sea. A smaller tree than the preceding [C. disticha, often producing fruit at the height of 3 feet from the ground.]

Basionym of Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom.

Note that IPNI and PlantList list the publication as Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 5: 163 in 1835.

Note also that PlantList and Tropicos show "imbricata" not "imbricaria". The published source gives "imbricaria".


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