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Whether pond or just swamp cypress, it's bald now

We, like Encyclopedia Britannica , call the Pond Cypress, Taxodium distichum variety imbricarium ( not imbricatum ). This makes the connection between it and the rather similar Bald (or Swamp) Cypress, Taxodium distichum variety distichum , clear. Others prefer to treat it as a separate species, called Taxodium ascendens , and some don't even recognise it as separate entity. It is one of the cypresses with rusty orange leaves in autumn that are shed in winter, hence the 'baldness'. Pond Cypress is often a smaller tree than the usual Bald Cypress, and with leaves more tightly wrapped and overlapping around the small branches (imbricate, despite the misspelling of the botanical name which I gather we should accept).  These (above) are the young leaves of a Pond Cypress, noting that in some older branches they spread out more and resemble those of the Bald (Swamp) Cypress in the next picture. And for completeness, here is a picture of leaves fallen from the Montezuma Cypr

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