The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 52

Cupressus sempervirens English: Cypress They measure between 25 and 30 meters. Spanish: Ciprés They can live more than 300 years. Its bark Estonian: Vahemere küpress is light brown, resistant and quite light. It is original from Eastern Mediterranean regions. Its wood is used in carpentry, construction and sculpture. Flowers The cypress has male and female flowers. Male flowers have a cylindrical shape and reach a maximum of half a centimeter. The female flowers are shaped like a pineapple and are formed by polygonal scales. Leaves Fruit It has form of scale They have a false fruit, between 2 and 5 it measures about 2 or 3 millimeters long. cm in diameter, they are The leaves are imbricated, scaly, dark green and triangular very rounded and have the woody texture.