bald cypress

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bald cypress common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms
    • n bald cypress smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
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Usage

In literature:

The twigs of the bald cypress are flat and feathery.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
Cypress, Bald, 102, 215, 295.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
The bald cypress is the one member of the cypress group that sheds its foliage each autumn, following the example of the tamarack.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The bald cypress, a southern tree, seems to be an anomalous growth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Another After Hours attraction is the introduction of Corkscrew 's new Landmark Trees Project that identifies unique bald cypress trees within the ancient swamp forest, where the oldest residents are more than 500 years old.
In this 1920's photo from the Florida State Archives, two men stand give an indication of the size of 'The Senator,' a giant bald cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Seminole County north of Longwood, Fla.
The 118-foot-tall bald cypress caught fire early Monday and collapsed.
Native bald cypress showing out with fiery shades of red.
The District reminds everyone that the Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Arborvitae and Bald Cypress are only seedlings with sizes ranging from 8 to 18 inches.
Canoe through a swamp of bald cypress at Trap Pond in Laurel.
This musky backwater with its willow groves, bald cypress, cottonwoods and buttonbush is the antithesis of the cool clear, swift mountain streams common to the Western Carolina mountains.
Located northeast of Naples, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre sanctuary that comprises sensitive wetlands and abundant wildlife, and a 600-year old bald cypress forest.
Cypress, also known as bald cypress, is found primarily in the South and often grows partially submerged in swampy areas.
Brian Boutin, a Nature Conservancy biologist, stands protectively over a newly planted bald cypress sapling.
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In science:

Figure 7: Ripley’s univariate L-functions (top row) bLii (t) − t for i = 0, 1, 2, where i = 0 stands for all data combined, i = 1 for black gums, and i = 2 for bald cypresses; and pair correlation functions g (t) for all trees combined and for each species (bottom row).
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Table 12: The NNCT for swamp tree data and the corresponding percentages (in parenthesis). B.G. = black gum trees, B.C. = bald cypress trees.
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Wide dashed lines are the upper and lower (pointwise) 95 % confidence bounds for the functions based on Monte Carlo simulations under the CSR independence pattern. B.G. = black gums and B.C. = bald cypresses.
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
See also Figure 35 which is suggestive of segregation of other trees from bald cypresses.
A Comparison of Two Proximity Catch Digraph Families in Testing Spatial Clustering
Figure 35: The scatter plot of the locations of bald cypresses (circles ◦) and other trees (black squares (cid:4)) in the swamp tree data.
A Comparison of Two Proximity Catch Digraph Families in Testing Spatial Clustering
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