The members of the Taxodiaceaefamilyare evergreen ordeciduous treeswith needle- or integument-shaped leavesarranged spirally, more rarely oppositely on the branches.The generative organs are arranged monoeciously. The male tassels are topical or bosom and the cones are topical.The cone integuments (scales) result from the accreted (to a different degree in the different species) cover integument with the seeds. With the ripening of the cones, the cone integuments most often become stiff and spread out. The seedshave a short wing.
The speciesof this family arespread usually in the warmer zones of the earth and some of them reach the subtropical andtropical regions.