Taxodium distichum 15 PCS fresh seeds, Bald cypress, Swamp cypress, Tidewater red cypress, Louisiana cypress, White cypress, Coniferous seed
Bald cypress, Swamp cypress, Tidewater red cypress, Louisiana cypress, White cypress (lat. Taxodium distichum).
Deciduous coniferous tree of the genus Taxodium (Taxodium) of the Cypress family (Cupressaceae). A tree with a height of 30-36 m and a trunk diameter of 0.9-3 m and even up to 5 m, at a young age with a woody trunk and a narrowly pyramidal crown; with increasing age, the trunk becomes more cylindrical, and the crown is pyramidal or widely spread.
The bark is dark red-brown 10-15 cm thick, with longitudinal deep cracks.
The roots of the tree diverging horizontally form original outgrowths - pneumatophores, they grow conical or bottle-shaped, rising 1-2 m above the level of water or swampy soil, which is extremely unusual for the family.
The leaves are pinnate, linear, with a rounded sharp tip, soft, light green, 16-18 mm long, arranged in two rows (combed) and falling annually in autumn together with shortened shoots. The cones are about 1.5-4 cm or about 2.5 cm in diameter.
Prefers swampy subtropical areas with high or high humidity. The crown of the taxodium is often entwined with its strands of the so-called Spanish moss. In autumn, the foliage of swamp cypresses acquires a rusty hue.