Richard created the genus Taxodium in 1808 in Annales du Muséum dHistoire Naturelle volume 16, page 298, and at the same time transferred Cupressus disticha to that genus. Therefore, the current name for the species is Taxodium distichum (L.) Richard.
Cupressus foliis distichis patentibus.
Cupressus with distichous, spreading leaves.
|with distichous,||distichis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective distichus, -a, -um; modifies foliis|
|spreading||patentibus - ablative plural neuter of present active participle of 2nd conjugation verb pateo, -ere, -ui, —; agrees with folios|
|leaves||foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i|