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Santa Maria El Tula, Oaxaca, Mexico.
 Might not be a caudiciform, but it is fat and BIG!


The latest DNA-test shows it actually is one plant, and not several, growing close.


The base of some trees in Texas by Doug Goldman, Powo.science.kew.org. 

Author:  Michele Tenore, 1853
Family:  Taxodiaceae
Origin:  Guatemala, Mexico, Southern Texas; USA
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  14 Meters
Height:  50 Meters
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Ahuehuete, Ciprés, Pénjamu, Sabino, Montezuma Cypress, Mexican Cypress
Synonyms:  Might be: 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.

The genera name means 'Taxus-like', as to foliage. The species name means 'an abrupt sharp terminal point' for the leaves.


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.