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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 of California'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.