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Cupressus bakeri Jepson
Modoc cypress, Baker Cypress
Synonyms: CUBAM Cupressus bakeri Jeps. ssp. matthewsii C.B. Wolf, Cupressus bakeri
USDA Symbol: cuba
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Medium-size to large evergreen tree with narrow, conical, open crown.
The northernmost and hardiest New World cypress, this rare tree is the only one of its genus native to Oregon. Its name honors Milo Samuel Baker (1868-1961), the California botanist who discovered this species in 1898.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Male and female parts in separate closed cones.
CA , OR Native Distribution:
SW. Oregon and N. California, especially Siskiyou Mountains; at 3800-6000 (1158-1829 m). Native Habitat:
Dry Ponderosa Pine forests, mixed evergreen
forests, mostly on volcanic soil or serpentine. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-09-26
Research By: TWC Staff