Cypress a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).[4][3]

Species that are commonly known as cypresses include:

The Cupressaceae family also contains 13–16 other genera (not listed above) that do not bear cypress in their common names.

Plants named Cypress

See also