Cupressaceae : Cypress Family

Cupressaceae Taxonomy

Scientific Name:

Kingdom: Plantae


Class: Coniferae (cone bearing)

Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Genera: 1


(Celtic origin root 'yoini'= rough)

Species: 2

Juniperus communis

Juniperus horizontalis

English Name(s):

Cypress Family, Cedar Family

Gwich'in Name:

deetree jak

Illustrated Key To Cupressaceae Species (Juniperus sps.)

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Juniperus communis

Juniperus horizontalis

Dicotomous Key To Cupressaceae Species (Juniperus sps.)

Cupressaceae Traits

Description: (Juniperus genus)

  • Low spreading or prostrate shrubs. (Yukon sps.)
  • Cones fleashy, berry like, green when young turning blue at maturity.

Natural History:

Family Size:


Genera: 19

Species: 130 (60 in Juniperus genus)

North America:

Genera: 5

Species: 90


Genera: 1

Species: 2

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