Santa Maria El
Tula, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Might not be a caudiciform, but it
is fat and BIG!
The Tule Tree is the World's biggest single biomass. Around 2000 years
old, 42 meters height,
14 meters in diameter, 58 meters around, a
volume on 816,829 cubic meters and a weight on 636,107 tons.
The base of some trees in Texas by Doug Goldman,
Mexico, Southern Texas; USA
Ciprés, Pénjamu, Sabino, Montezuma Cypress, Mexican Cypress
Taxodium distichum var. mucronatum, A. Henry, 1906.
Cuprespinnata mexicana, J.Nelson
Taxodium distichum var. mucronatum, A.Henry.
Taxodium huegelii, C.Lawson.
Taxodium mexicanum, Carrière.
Taxodium montezumae, Decne.
Taxodium pinnatum, Carrière.
Taxodium virens, Beissn.
This member of the Taxodiaceae
family was described by Michele Tenore in 1853. A. Henry moved it into a
sub-species of T. districhum in 1906. Not confirmed. It is found in
Guatemala, Mexico and the in southern Texas, growing in a rather
rich but well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It can reach 50 meters
in height and 14 meters in diameter. The "flowers" are
green with a brown centre.
genera name means 'Taxus-like', as to foliage. The species name
means 'an abrupt sharp terminal point' for the leaves.
The latest DNA-test shows it actually is one plant, and not
several, growing close.