Mexico's most well-known tree; a giant specimen of Montezuma cypress a lot more than 2,000 yrs . old with a girth of 165 foot at Santa Maria del Tule
ahuehuete [Taxodium mucronatum]
- Montezuma cypress [Taxodium mucronatum]
- sabino [Taxodium mucronatum]
Till the 18th century the gigantic figures of Axayacatl and his son Montezuma were to be seen carved in the porphyry hill of Chapultepec, but these as well as the hanging gardens have been destroyed, and only the groves of ahuehuete (cypress) remain of the ancient beauties of the place.