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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Central China.
From Longwood Garden [Cupressus]

Native to:

Algeria, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Iran, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Albania, Baleares, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Krym, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Cupressus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1811], Tunisia K000296015

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1002 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Christenhusz, M.J.M., Fay, M.F. & Chase, M.W. (2017). Plants of the World. An illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants: 1-792. Kew Publishing, The university of Chicago Press.
  • Christenhusz, M.J.M., Reveal, J.L., Farjon, A., Gardner, M.F., Mill, R.R. & Chase, M.W. (2011). A new classification and linear sequence of extant gymnosperms Phytotaxa 19: 55-70.
  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Zhu, A., Fan, W.S., Adams, R.P. & Mower, J.P. (2018). Phylogenomic evidence for ancient recombination between plastid genomes of the Cupressus-Juniperus-Xanthocyparis complex (Cupressaceae) BioMed Central Evolutionary Biology 18(137): 1-10.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0