Cypress

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Monterey Cypresses (Cupressus macrocarpa) planted in Melbourne, Australia
For the Mediterranean island (sometimes misspelled 'cypress'), see Cyprus.

Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the conifer family Cupressaceae (cypress family). Most plants bearing the common name cypress are in the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis, but several other genera in the family carry the name:


The word is also used as a descriptor for this angiosperm vine in the bindweed family Convolvulaceae:


Cypress is also a place name for several localities:

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