• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Giouchtas mt
  • Photo taken by:
    Rados, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013

Photo of leaves of Wild Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens f. horizontalis, at Lefka Ori mt Crete, Greece. Crete and the S. E. Aegean islands, are the only places in Europe where cypress is native. The native trees have horizontally spreading branches (f. horizontalis) while the ones with the ascending branches (f. sempervirens) are planted. Its leaves are scale-like in order to reduce water loss.