- Most "famous" is the Bald cypress or Southern cypress or Swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum) from the southeastern U.S. The trees are called 'bald cypress' because they lose their needles during the winter months. The largest remaining stand of Bald cypress is at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. These trees are around 500 years of age and reach heights exceeding 130 ft (40-45 m). Ancient Bald cypress forests, with some trees over 1000 years old, once dominated swamps in the Southeast.
- The Pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens or T. distichum var. nutans) is smaller than the Bald cypress, and the bark is a lighter gray. Needles tend to point upwards.
- The Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) from the highlands of Mexico has the greatest girth of any living tree, with the record specimen being over fifty feet in diameter.
- National Audubon Society. undated. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A Companion Field Guide. Artype Inc., Ft. Meyers. 25 p.