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Species from Cypress Family, Cupressaceae: 1

Cypress Family, Cupressaceae

The only feral representative of the Cypress family that grows wild in Finland is common juniper, but in a global context the family is comprised of around 150 species from 20 genera. Genus Juniperus is the largest in the family with around 70 species. At least 2 representatives of genus Thuja, which is comprised of only 5 species worldwide, can be found quite commonly in culturally-influenced areas in southern Finland, mostly as garden ornamentals.
The Cypress family includes the order Pinales, whose representatives in Finland include Norway spruce and Scots pine, as well as yew plants.





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