“Chinese Swamp Cypress can grow to 30 meters or around 100 feet tall.
It can be found growing along river banks, ponds and swamps. It produces ‘cypress knees’ when growing in water that help transport oxygen to its roots.
In traditional medicine, a decoction of the shoots is used to treat fever, hepatitis and animal bites. It is highly sought after for its decay-resistant wood and the IUCN has declared it a critically endangered species.”