Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
[ Trees > Conifers . . . ] Forest Type: Baldcypress Swamp
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Sometimes in pure stands but usually mixed with other swamp species in baldcypress swamps.
Stature: 100-120 feet high; to 5 feet in diameter; pyramid-shaped when young, irregular or flattened at maturity; mature trees developing distinctive, half-submerged "knees" (see illustration).
Needles: Less than 1 inch long; yellow-green; in two rows on the twig; browning and falling in fall.
Bark: Variable in texture and thickness; reddish brown to dark gray.
Cones: Under 1 inch; brown; scales wrinkled.
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Kuo, M. (2005, January). Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/taxodium_distichum.html