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Taxodium ascendens Brongniart. Pond-cypress. Phen: Mar-Apr; Oct. Hab: Limesink ponds (dolines), clay-based Carolina bays, wet savannas, pocosins and other wet, peaty habitats, shores of natural blackwater lakes, swamps of blackwater streams, forming "domes" and "stringers" in Florida in very flat, fire landscapes, also as "hatrack" stands of widely spaced and stunted trees on oolite in south Florida. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL, west to e. LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Taxodium ascendens is surely one of the most scenic trees of eastern North America.

Synonymy: = AqW, Fl1, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Va, WH3, Godfrey (1988); = n/a – Tat; = Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom – C, FNA2, Adams et al (2012), Lickey & Walker (2002); = Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. nutans (Aiton) Sweet; = Taxodium imbricarium Nutt.; < Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily ?: 7

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