Graves, Arthur H. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Davis, Kenneth P. School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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The common name for members of the genus Cupressus and several related species in the order Pinales. The true cypress (Cupressus) is very close botanically to the cedar (Chamaecyparis). The principal differences are as follows: The cones are generally larger and the cone scales bear many seeds in Cupressus, whereas each cone scale bears only two seeds in Chamaecyparis; in addition, the branchlets in Cupressus are not flattened as in Chamaecyparis. See also: Cedar; Pinales; Tree
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