Common name: Mexican Cypress, Montezuma cypress, Montezuma Baldcypress
Botanical name: Taxodium mucronatum Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
This beautiful Mexican native has a broad, spreading crown with strong,
horizontal branches and delicate, weeping branchlets. The bark is shreddy.
It is a large evergreen tree growing to 40 m tall and with a trunk of 1-3 m
diameter. Thin needle like leaves are spirally arranged but twisted at the
base to lie in two horizontal ranks, 1-2 cm long and 1-2 mm broad. The cones
are ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.
|Photographed in Lodhi Garden, Delhi.|