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Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

Posted by salicaceae z8b FL (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 21:44

Growing with longleaf pine (P. palustris) in the Florida panhandle.
From June 2007

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RE: Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

Always amazed at how much some FL scenes look like places in N. WI. albeit. very different undergrowth!


RE: Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

I know - sometimes I feel like I am back in Minnesota, until I see the saw palmettos or an armadillo. There is something about these areas that reminds me of the upper midwest though.

RE: Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

fantastic photo I have a chamaecyparis henryae here very
rare in cultivation I like the bright green foliage very

RE: Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat


Taxonomically and ecologically, it is sufficiently distinct from typical White Cypress to deserve subspeciefic (rather than varietal) status, i.e. Chamaecyparis thyoides subsp. henryae. It was of course first described as a separate species (Chamaecyparis henryae), but isn't distinct enough for that.


RE: Chamaecyparis thyoides var. henryae in habitat

Sal, I'd forgotten your MN background. You do indeed then know whereof I speak! Last time I was in FL, I was frequently struck by the similarities between these two widely separated regions.

I'm going to be going to Fort Myers in a couple weeks. Any special recommendations for a worthy day trip to a natural area?


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