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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Taxodiaceae
Family Common Name: Bald cypress family
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Rich.
Common Name: Bald cypress
Species Code: TAXDIS
General Distribution: T. distichum is fund in the southern United States.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified for 112 days and germinate at 21/18 C.
References: Biswas, P. K., Bonamy, P. A. and Paul, K. B. (1972). Germination promotion of loblolly pine and baldcypress seeds by stratification and chemical treatments. Physiol. Plant. 27, 71-76.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.15 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Taxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Rich. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 2 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.