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Hesperocyparis nevadensis

Hesperocyparis nevadensis (Abrams) Bartel

Paiute Cypress, Piute Cypress

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Synonym(s): Callitropsis nevadensis, Cupressus arizonica ssp. nevadensis, Cupressus arizonica var. nevadensis, Cupressus macnabiana var. nevadensis, Cupressus nevadensis, Hesperocyparis arizonica var. nevadensis, Neocupressus arizonica var. nevadensis

USDA Symbol: HENE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 70 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones maturing gray or brown 1-2 years after pollination.


Native Habitat: Canyon bottoms, pinyon-juniper woodlands, chaparral.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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