Cupressus gigantea

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Cupressus gigantea
King Cypress Tree.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Cupressus
Species: C. gigantea
Binomial name
Cupressus gigantea
W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu

Cupressus gigantea, the Tibetan cypress, is a species of conifer in the Cupressaceae family in Asia.


It is endemic and found only in Southeast Tibet - China. Populations are concentrated along the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Cupressus gigantea is the biggest of all Cupressus species.

King Cypress[edit]

The biggest known specimen is famous King Cypress, about 50 meters high, 5.8 meters in diameter, 0.165-acre (670 m2) of crown-projection-area; and calculated age of 2,600 years.