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Cupressus L., Sp. Pl. 1002. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5:435.1754; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. v: 465.1887; Brandis, For. Fl. 1874; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 545.1918.

Monoecious evergreen trees. Leaves of older branches scale‑like, closely appressed to stem, opposite, decussate. Male cones small, solitary at the tips of branches. Female cones woody at maturity, composed of 4‑12 peltate scales. Seeds compressed or angular, winged.

12‑15 species, mainly Mediterranean, but also N. America & Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 4 cultivated species.

1 Branches ascending erect; branchlets stout. Leaves obtuse.   (2)
+ Branches horizontal; branchlets ± slender, drooping. Leaves acute.   (3)
2 (1) Foliage dark green. Leaves minutely glandular. Cones 25-30 mm broad.   Cupressus sempervirens
+ Foliage greyish blue. Leaves eglandular, glaucous. Cones 12-25 mm broad.   Cupressus arizonica
3 (1) Branches not compressed. Leaves triangular; subacute. Female cones 12-18 mm broad.   Cupressus torulosa
+ Branches compressed. Leaves ovate, acute. Female cones 8-12 mm, broad.   Cupressus corneyana

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