Chamaecyparis

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Chamaecyparis
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Chamaecyparis pisifera foliage and cones
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Pinophyta
Class:Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Cupressaceae
Genus:Chamaecyparis
Species

Chamaecyparis formosensis
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Chamaecyparis obtusa
Chamaecyparis pisifera
Chamaecyparis taiwanensis
Chamaecyparis thyoides

The genus Chamaecyparis is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae that have the common name cypress; for the others, see cypress (disambiguation).

There are five or six species of Chamaecyparis, depending on taxonomic opinion; C. taiwanensis is treated by many as a variety of C. obtusa (as C. obtusa var. formosana).

Another species which used to be included in this genus, as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, has now been transferred on the basis of strong genetic and morphological evidence to the separate genus Callitropsis as Callitropsis nootkatensis, or back to Cupressus nootkatensis (the name it was originally described under in 1824).

Chamaecyparis species are sometimes eaten by the larva of the Juniper Pug moth.

da:Ędelcypres (Chamaecyparis) de:Scheinzypressen

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