Talk:Cupressus sempervirens

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Inaccurate name[edit]

'In some areas, particularly the US, it is inaccurately known as "Italian Cypress"; although the species is very commonly cultivated in Italy, it is not native there.' I've removed 'inaccurately'. The turkey doesn't come from Turkey, but no one seriously wants to rename it 'the Mayan'. 'Italian cypress' is by far the most common vernacular name for the tree (currently 42,700 to 963 ghits). What about renaming the article to reflect that? Kalebeul 12:12, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

That's irrelevant. It is perfectly reasonable to point out that such and such a name is inaccurate, with the reasons why. The Turkey (bird) article has the same. And google (or other search engine) hits are not a valid way of counting. - MPF 15:55, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
I beg to differ on a couple of things. Let's start with counting. If you don't accept the huge predominance of "Italian cypress" over "Mediterranean cypress" on Google and Google Print - it would be good if you'd say why - then maybe you'll accept the usage adopted in standard works. For example, Latymer and Grassi's Mediterranean gardener uses the former term and omits the latter, as does Taylor's Guide to Trees. Secondly, the turkey article doesn't say that its name is inaccurate, merely that it reflects confusion as to its origins. That seems to me a more useful approach. For example, I'm sure you know that Cupressus refers to the island, where (Blondel, Biology and Wildlife of the Mediterranean Region) the tree was once native. Do you think we should change the Latin name now that it is no longer so?Kalebeul 14:19, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
I removed 'inaccurately' as 1) No WP:RS was given for that this name is inaccurate. 2) It appears to be a common name. For example, Google Books gets 11,000 hits.[1] A scan of the Google Books hits shows that books are using the term "Italian cypress" and never mention it is incorrect or inaccurate. --Marc Kupper|talk 04:50, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Termite resistance[edit]

How risistant is Mediterranian Cypress wood to termites?ZadSki 18:01, 18 April 2007 (UTC)ZadSki

Range map[edit]

Hello. I'm not as familiar with botany as I am zoology so I'm have a bit of trouble sussing out the map. What do the colors mean exactly? Could we add a legend for the reader, please and thank you? WarpSpeedRainbowRead (talk) 17:19, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

it's most simple at all, just do click the small map-icon to see the map itself including added legend. Stamnariophilus 19:44, 16 July 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stamnaria0568 (talkcontribs)
No, it really doesn't explain what the colors mean. WarpSpeedRainbowRead (talk) 20:45, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

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