Cypress

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Not to be confused with Cyprus.
For other uses, see Cypress (disambiguation).

Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is a conifer of northern temperate regions. Most cypress species are trees, while a few are shrubs. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).[1][2]

Species that are commonly known as cypresses include:

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

Plants named Cypress

Allergenic potential[edit]

Highly allergenic species of cypress with an OPALS allergy scale rating of 8 or higher include: Taxodium, Cupressus, Callitris, Chamaecyparis, Asutrocedrus males, and Widdringtonia males and monoecious. Species of cypress with very low potential for causing allergies (an OPALS allergy scale rating of 2 or lower) include: Austrocedrus females and Widdringtonia females.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ κυπάρισσος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  2. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cypress
  3. ^ Pauw, C.A.; Linder, H.P. (1997). "Widdringtonia systematics, ecology and conservation status". Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 123: 297–319. 
  4. ^ Thomas, P.; Yang, Y.; Farjon, A.; Nguyen, D. & Liao, W. (2010). "Glyptostrobus pensilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  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 Famlies. 
  9. ^ Conifer Specialist Group (1998). "Fokienia hodginsii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  10. ^ Hogan, C. Michael; Frankis, Michael P. (2009). "Monterey Cypress: Cupressus macrocarpa". GlobalTwitcher.com. 
  11. ^ "Cupressus nootkatensis". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2015. 
  12. ^ Ogren, Thomas (2015). The Allergy-Fighting Garden. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9781607744917.