Bald-Cypress, Pond-Cypress

( lat. Taxodium )

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Taxodium

Plant Allergy Overview

Allergenicity

Low

Pollen Season

Spring

Type

Tree

Sub-Type

Evergreen

Allergy Information

This genus has been documented to cause allergy symptoms, although not frequently.


Genus Details

Bald cypress have scale-like or needle-like leaves that resemble conifer foliage. They also have flat or peltate cone scales, with each scale producing 2 to 9 seeds. These trees grow in moist areas, commonly in swamps and wetlands.


Pollen Description

Grains are generally spheroidal and 1-aperturate. The sexine is microverrucate and the intine is thickened. Taxodiaceae grains resemble those of Cupressaceae, except they are slightly larger and have papillate apertures.

Grains are 28-36 micrometers in diameter.


Genus Distribution

The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States.

- Native, observed in a county 
- Introduced, observed in a county 
- Rarely observed


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