The Family Taxodiaceae
includes some ten genera and perhaps 15 species of trees that include some of the most massive and tallest of all living things. Included are specimens among the most emotive of all trees, such as the Bald cypress
of the Southeastern U.S., Giant sequoia
and Coast redwood
's coastal forests.
Genera include the following:
It has been suggested that the Taxodiaceae be merged into the Family Cupressaceae
; this classification is now becoming widely accepted.