Cupressus

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Related to Cupressus species: Cupressus arizonica, Cupressus lusitanica, Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus sempervirens

Cupressus

genus of trees in the family Cupressaceae; the leaves contain isocupressic acid, and when fed to pregnant cattle cause abortion. The aborted fetus has a typical leukoencephalomalacia. Includes C. macrocarpa, C. sempervirens. Called also cypress (Monterey cypress).