Taxodium ascendens

Family:CUPRESSACEAE
Species:Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
Common Name:Pond Cypress
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Tree
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:TAAS
Plant Notes:Pond Cypress is a small to medium sized native deciduous tree in the Cypress family (Cupressaceae). It can be found in the southern third of Alabama. Pond Cypress occurs around sink hole ponds, in Cypress domes, in wet depressions, in pine flatwoods, and in other wet areas usually without flowing water. It is a medium sized tree to 20-50 feet in height. The bark is gray brown with shallow furrows and peels in long strips. The bases of the trees are often enlarged (buttressed). The lateral roots commonly produce short “knees” (pneumatophores) which are erect aerial outgrowths specialized for gaseous exchange. Leaves are alternate, appressed, overlapping, lanceolate in outline, and flattened. The leaves are produced on short, mostly erect lateral shoots which are shed with the leaves (cladoptosic). Pond Cypress is monoecious, producing pollen and seed cones on the same individual. The pollen cones are in pendent panicles and are conspicuous in winter when the leaves have been shed. The seed cones occur singly or in clusters of two or three. They are globose and shatter at maturity into 9 to 15 4-sided scales, each with 2 wingless seed. Pond Cypress is often treated as a variety of Bald Cypress (as Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium).—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyCUPRESSACEAE - Cypress family
Genus Taxodium
Species Taxodium ascendens Brongniart - Pond Cypress

Citation

Citation TAXODIUM ASCENDENS Brongniart, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 30: 182. 1833.
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cupressus disticha var. imbricaria Cupressus disticha Linnaeus, var. imbricaria Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 224. 1818. "Florida to North Carolina",
Taxodium imbricarium Taxodium imbricarium (Nuttall) R. M. Harper, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 29: 383. 1902.Cupressus disticha Linnaeus, var. imbricaria Nuttall 1818. 
Taxodium microphyllum Taxodium microphyllum Brongniart, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 30: 182. 1833.  
Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) Richard, var. imbricarium (Nuttall) Sargent, Silva 10: 152. 1896.Cupressus disticha Linnaeus, var. imbricaria Nuttall 1818. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Butler, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Hale, Houston, Lee, Mobile, Morgan, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, NY, TROY, UNA, UNAF, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1994

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0043980 Baldwin 27 Jun 1995 McCawley, Jessica
19
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000396 Mobile 17 May 1969 Kirkland, Calvin
3
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
JSU103682 St. Clair 09 Sep 1983 Whetstone, R. David
13725
JSU
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AUA_ACC_55413 Crenshaw 11 Jul 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
9657
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
UNAF0000763 Hale 21 Jun 1992 Wakefield, Donna
s.n.
UNAF
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
TROY000035350 Butler 25 Jun 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23140
TROY
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00029393 Covington 13 Jul 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6721
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000393 Mobile 29 Jul 1979 LeLong, Michel G.
10901
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
TROY000000564 Conecuh 13 Aug 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11989
TROY
Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard var. imbricatum (Nuttall) Croom
UNAF0000746 Hale 21 Jun 1992 Bishop, Sherry
s.n.
UNAF
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UWAL0001460 Sumter 15 Jul 1984 Green, Greg
s.n.
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
UWAL0012442 Butler 25 Jun 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23140
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AMAL00005567 Covington 23 Jun 1967 Clark, Ross C.
14896
AMAL
Taxodium ascendans Brongn.
USAM000000404 Lee 20 Nov 1988 Benson, Elizabeth W.
s.n.
USAM
Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard var. nutans (Aiton) Sweet
UNA00050980 Hale 09 Sep 1994 Birk, Michelle
168
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
AUA_ACC_60911 Baldwin 29 May 1964 Stritikus, G.R.
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
USAM000000656 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 LeLong, Michel G.
12094
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00031293 Houston 02 Sep 1988 Burckhalter, Robert
1487
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
UNA00029392 Mobile _ Oct 1894 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
JSU103679 Baldwin 22 Aug 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UWAL0001567 Hale 26 Sep 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6163
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000398 Mobile 17 May 1969 Green, E. Michael
17
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
USAM000000399 Baldwin 16 Oct 1976 Michalowski, Sandra
s.n.
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
TROY000000565 Covington 09 Nov 2002 Terrell, Christopher
9
TROY
Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard var. imbricatum (Nuttall) Croom
JSU103681 Baldwin 22 Aug 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AUA_ACC_31702 Baldwin 26 Jul 1969 Kral, Robert
35809
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
NYv-021.2-00064574 Washington 05 Aug 1980 Robert R. Haynes
8159
NY
Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) Richard var. imbricarium (Nuttall) Sargent
AMAL00005569 Talladega 31 May 1999 Jackson, Hayes
s.n.
AMAL
Taxodium ascendans Brongn.
USAM000000654 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 LeLong, Michel G.
12094
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AUA_ACC_48411 Talladega 12 Oct 1980 Webb, A.L.
086
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
UWAL0001458 Morgan 28 Sep 2008 England, J. Kevin
1246
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
AMAL00005568 Houston 24 Aug 1966 Clark, Ross C.
7115
AMAL
Taxodium ascendans Brongn.
UNA00029387 Conecuh 08 Aug 1979 Davenport, Lawrence J.
1512
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000400 Mobile 16 Nov 1978 Cook, Paul R. III
s.n.
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00060509 Baldwin 30 Jul 1972 Brooks, Carol J.
643
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
AUA000032974 Covington 13 Sep 2010 Hansen, Curtis J.
4865
AUA
Taxodium Ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000657 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 LeLong, Michel G.
12094
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00029380 Mobile 18 Nov 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6990
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
UNA00029388 Mobile s.d. Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
JSU103678 Baldwin 22 Aug 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00024759 Hale 05 Sep 1992 Haynes, Chris G.
48
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000397 Mobile 01 Dec 1980 Eberly, Steven
s.n.
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00029379 Washington 05 Aug 1980 Haynes, Robert R.
8159
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000394 Baldwin 30 Apr 1977 LeLong, Michel G.
9680
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
ALNHS00001319 Mobile 11 Jul 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#643
ALNHS
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
TROY000000566 Conecuh 09 Nov 2002 Walters, Olivia
10
TROY
Taxodium distichum (Linnaeus) L.C. Richard var. imbricatum (Nuttall) Croom
UNA00029382 Baldwin 06 Nov 1982 Haynes, Robert R.
8694
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
JSU103680 Baldwin 22 Aug 1968 Landers, Kenneth E.
s.n.
JSU
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AUA000035894 Baldwin 30 Jul 1972 Brooks, Carol L.
643
AUA
Taxodium Ascendens Brongn.
AUA_ACC_40028 Conecuh 23 Aug 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
USAM000000655 Mobile 19 Jun 1981 LeLong, Michel G.
12094
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
UNA00029377 Hale 02 Sep 1986 Burckhalter, Robert
704
UNA
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
UWAL0001459 Sumter 01 Jul 2000 Holland, Richard
AP00-37
UWAL
Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
USAM000000395 Baldwin 22 Sep 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11560
USAM
Taxodium ascendens Brongniart
AUA_ACC_37553 Mobile 14 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
529
AUA
Taxodium Distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. Var. Imbricarium (Nutt.) Croom
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