CUPRESSACEAE - CYPRESS FAMILY
Resinous trees or shrubs. Leaves scale-like and imbricate, or acicular-lanceolate. Fruit ± fleshy or a woody cone.
Davis PH (1965). Cupressaceae, In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 76.
The “cypress family” contains non-flowering trees and shrubs in worldwide. Some species have an important place in timber production and some are important as ornamental plants in horticulture. Junipers (Juniperus L.) are among the most important evergreen shrubs, groundcovers and small evergreen trees.Many cultural forms decorate parks and gardens with blue, gray or green colored leaves. This family also includes the world’s largest tree, reaching up to a maximum length of 8 m, “giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.)J.Buchholz)” and world’s tallest tree that can grow up to 115 meters in length “coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D.Don) Endl.)”.
Anonymous 1 (2016). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupressaceae/, Accessed date: 07.02.2016.
Anonymous 2 (2016). http://www.conifers.org/cu/Cupressaceae.php/, Accessed date: 07.02.2016.