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Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek ? (kyparissos).[1][2]

Species that are commonly known as cypresses include:

Most prominently:

  • Cypress (multiple species within the genus Cupressus)


The family Cupressaceae also contains 13-16 other genera (not listed above) that do not bear cypress in their common names.

Plants named cypress

See also


  1. ^ ?, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  2. ^ "Online Etymology Dictionary".
  3. ^ Pauw, C.A.; Linder, H.P. (1997). "Widdringtonia systematics, ecology and conservation status". Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 123: 297-319. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1997.tb01421.x.
  4. ^ Thomas, P.; Yang, Y.; Farjon, A.; Nguyen, D. & Liao, W. (2011). "Glyptostrobus pensilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T32312A9695181. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T32312A9695181.en. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b Farjon, A. (2005). Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-068-4.
  6. ^ "Actinostrobus". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  7. ^ "Callitris". Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.
  8. ^ "Chamaecyparis". Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.
  9. ^ Conifer Specialist Group (1998). "Fokienia hodginsii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998.
  10. ^ Luebert, Federico; Pliscoff, Patricio (2017) [2006]. Sinopsis bioclimática y vegetacional de Chile (in Spanish) (2nd ed.). Santiago de Chile: Editorial Universitaria. pp. 192-195 and 208-209. ISBN 978-956-11-2575-9.
  11. ^ Hogan, C. Michael; Frankis, Michael P. (2009). "Monterey Cypress: Cupressus macrocarpa". Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Cupressus nootkatensis". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2015.

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