Cupressus bakeri Jeps.
Modoc cypress, Baker Cypress
Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
USDA Symbol: cuba
USDA Native Status:
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Class: 72-100 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Male and female parts in separate closed cones.
DistributionUSA: 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.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cupressus bakeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cupressus bakeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-09-26
Research By: TWC Staff