Vascular – Exotic
Gymnosperm Trees & Shrubs
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
E. Mediterranean region eastwards to N. Iran
cupressus: Classical name, said to be derived from the Greek kuo ‘to produce’ and pari ‘equal’, alluding to the symmetrical form of the Italian cypress; alternatively the name is derived from an ancient Latin word for box, the wood once being used for coffins.
sempervirens: From the Latin semper ‘always’ and virens ‘green’, evergreen
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