OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 017-01-002:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Taxodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pond Cypress


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JK Marlow    jkm060423_054

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

JK Marlow    jkm060423_059

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

JK Marlow    jkm160416_282

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

JK Marlow    jkm160416_297

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

Keith Bradley    kab_t_ascendens_09142

April    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Bark divided into flat longitudinal ridges, peeling in long narrow strips, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_34

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_northampto

May        

The deciduous side twigs rather threadlike & upturned, w appressed leaves, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_burnslake

June    Collier County    FL

Mature seed cones nearly round, 3/4-1" in diameter, opening at maturity, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_41bay

Month Unknown        

Leaves mostly keeled, spirally appressed, and not in a single plane, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtascendens_echawswal3

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Cupressaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 017-01-002:
Taxodium ascendens   FAMILY Taxodiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1487

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Limesink ponds (dolines), clay-based Carolina bays, wet savannas, pocosins and other wet, peaty habitats, shores of natural blackwater lakes, swamps of blackwater streams, forming "domes" and "stringers" in Florida in very flat, fire landscapes, also as "hatrack" stands of widely spaced and stunted trees on oolite in south Florida, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous conifer
Alternate

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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