Taxodium mucronatum. MONTEZUMA CYPRESS. Mexico
TAXODIACEAE (Taxodium family)

Alas, a graceful specimen reputed to be one of this species, planted in 1973 at 1089 Vernier Place, has disappeared. One that thrived for many years in William Durand’s garden at 623 Cabrillo Avenue also is now gone.

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Additions/Revisions: One can enjoy a mature tree at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley, not to mention a number of other intereting members of the familiy Taxodiaceae.

Name derivation, genus | species Greek word taxus (yew) and eidos (resembling), referring to the similar leaf shapes | small point (at tip of needle)

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