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Cypress sp.

Observed: 2nd January 2013 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Cypress sp.

Another of those 'interesting ornamentals' introduced into parkland, specimen brought home for identification.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Leyland Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa x Xanthocyparis nootkatensis = X Cuprocyparis leylandi) interacts


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Taxonomy of x Cupressocyparis leylandii

Somewhat concerned that the name that came up on the iSpot data base is clearly not correct!It is
x Cupressocyparis leylandii not X Cuprocyparis
leylandi, reflecting the fact it is a bi-generic hybrid.

David J Trevan

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NBN Taxon dictionary

The Taxon dictionary, Source NBN on my online recording forms (RODIS) also shows the scientific name as X Cuprocyparis leylandi. Thanks and regards


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Plant Index

I checked the Plant Index where it clearly comes up as x Cupressocyparis leylandii.In all the standard horticultural publications it also comes up as that, a bit confusing to say the least!

David J Trevan

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Some recent work places Nootka cypress (one of the parents of Leyland cypress) in Xanthocyparis rather than Chamaecyparis. If this is accepted Leyland cypress becomes x Cuprocyparis rather than x Cupressocyparis.