Other Common/Trade Names: Cypress
Scientific Name: Taxodium distitchum
Best Characteristics for Identification: Greasy feel to wood. Slightly rancid odor. Variable heartwood color. Common dark staining of wood.
Uses: Moldings, exterior lumber, docks, boats. Used in applications where rot resistance is important, although second growth baldcypress is less resistant to rot.
General Natural Range: A southeastern species extending along the coast from Eastern Texas to Virginia and inland along the Mississippi River to Illinois.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: Pond cypress
Other Species Easily Confused With: None
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species: Not applicable