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Taxodium mucronatum Tenore


Description from Flora of China

Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) Richard var. mexicanum (Carriere) Gordon; T. distichum var. mucronatum (Tenore) A. Henry; T. mexicanum Carriere.

Trees deciduous in cooler areas or semievergreen in warmer areas, to 50 m tall; trunk swollen at base, strongly tapered, to 4 m d.b.h.; bark peeling off in long strips; crown broadly conical; main branches spreading horizontally; branchlets pendulous on mature trees, lateral ones spirally arranged. Leaves spirally arranged and scattered on annual branchlets, borne at 25-45° to axis, 0.6-0.7 mm apart, forming an elliptic branchlet outline 4-10 × 0.7-1.4 cm, linear, distally tapered, flat, 7-11 × 0.8-1 mm, soft and thin, midvein 0.15-0.25 mm wide, stomatal bands of 4 or 5 well-separated lines, marginal bands 0.2-0.3 mm wide, apex mucronate. Pollen cones borne in long, slender, lax, spikelike panicles (5-)13-25 cm, almost sessile, ovoid. Seed cones glaucous, ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm.

The wood has similar uses to that of Taxodium distichum.

Used for afforestation on marshy soils in subtropical areas.

Used for afforestation on marshy soils in subtropical areas. Hubei (Wuhan Shi), Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [native to Guatemala, Mexico, S United States]


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