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Hesperocyparis abramsiana var. abramsiana

Hesperocyparis abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) Bartel var. abramsiana

Santa Cruz Cypress

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Synonym(s): Cupressus abramsiana ssp. abramsiana, Cupressus abramsiana ssp. locatellii, Cupressus abramsiana ssp. neolomondensis, Cupressus abramsiana ssp. opleri, Neocupressus goveniana var. abramsiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones brown or green.


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in California where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Yellow-pine, closed-cone-pine/cypress forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hesperocyparis abramsiana var. abramsiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hesperocyparis abramsiana var. abramsiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hesperocyparis abramsiana var. abramsiana


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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