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Patagonian Cypress Fitzroya cupressoides (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 22m. Densely foliaged evergreen. BARK Reddish-brown, peeling away in vertical strips. BRANCHES Thick branches grow from low down on the bole and curve upwards to grow almost vertically, bearing descending masses of shoots. LEAVES are hard, blunt-ended scales, curving outwards away from shoot, with white stripes on both surfaces. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Sometimes a prolific producer of cones, which are small, rounded and brown, and up to 8mm across. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of mountains of Chile and Argentina, attaining great size and age.