Cupressus funebris Endl., Syn. Conif. 58 1847. (Syn: Cupressus funebris var. gracilis Carrière; Cupressus pendula Abel [Illegitimate]; Juniperus quaternata Miq.; Platycyparis funebris (Endl.) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan);
Cupressus funebris is a medium-sized coniferous tree growing to 20-35 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter. The foliage grows in dense, usually moderately decumbent and pendulous sprays of bright green, very slender, slightly flattened shoots.
The leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long, up to 5 mm long on strong lead shoots; young trees up to about 5-10 years old have juvenile foliage with soft needle-like leaves 3-8 mm long.
The seed cones are globose, 8-15 mm long, with 6-10 scales (usually 8), green, maturing dark brown about 24 months after pollination. The cones open at maturity to shed the seed. The pollen cones are 3-5 mm long, and release pollen in early spring.
Cupressus funebris is cultivated as an ornamental tree, due to its graciously weeping form and texture, and planted in gardens and public parks in other warm temperate regions, such as California. It is used as a houseplant and conservatory tree in colder climates.
(From Wikipedia on 18.12.13)
Gymnosperm Fortnight : Cupressus funebris : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 101213 : AK-7 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author. Seen at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore.