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Montezuma cypress These long-lived trees are native to Mexico and Guatemala. A graceful, coniferous tree with weeping branches. The foliage of pale green, needle-like leaves is evergreen here in mild east coast New South Wales. The trunk grows thick and buttressed toward the base as it matures. Ahuehuete,Australia,Conifer,Cupressaceae,Flora,Geotagged,Montezuma bald cypress,Montezuma cypress,Pinales,Taxodium mucronatum,Tree,Winter,botany Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Montezuma cypress

These long-lived trees are native to Mexico and Guatemala. A graceful, coniferous tree with weeping branches. The foliage of pale green, needle-like leaves is evergreen here in mild east coast New South Wales. The trunk grows thick and buttressed toward the base as it matures.

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''Taxodium mucronatum'', also known as Montezuma bald cypress, Montezuma cypress or ahuehuete is a species of ''Taxodium'' that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Ahuehuete is derived from the Nahuatl name for the tree, ''āhuēhuētl'', which means "upright drum in water" or "old man of the water."

Similar species: Pinales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2020. Captured Jul 19, 2020 13:42 in Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/1600s
  • ISO320
  • 28mm