Although a small genus of trees the family has given rise to an astonishing number of named cultivars.
Called False cypress due to their difference from the true Cypress, the Cupressus. They are mainly native to the far east and to the USA. All species of the family have been grown in this country for many years and are well adapted to the UK climate making them easy to grow as bonsai.
We are unsure of the exact species of this somewhat curiously styled example. However, there is something oddly attractive about it nevertheless. It is 34 cm. high with a spread of 28 cm. The trunk across the base is 1.5 cm. It is potted in a Chinese glazed ceramic 18x16x8 cm. It certainly has lovely bright green foliage. I guess it would be categorised as the Bunjin or Literati style.