Cupressaceae (cypress) A family of conifers in which the leaves are in opposite pairs, scale-like and adpressed, or needle-like, and the cones are usually small, and globose to long. The scales of the cones have no spine tips. There are 17 genera, with 113 species, distributed in the northern temperate zone, with outlying species in tropical mountains and in temperate S. America.
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