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Hesperocyparis stephensonii

Hesperocyparis stephensonii (C.B. Wolf) Bartel

Cuyamaca Cypress

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Synonym(s): Callitropsis stephensonii, Cupressus arizonica ssp. stephensonii, Cupressus arizonica var. stephensonii, Cupressus stephensonii

USDA Symbol: HEST10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 65 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones maturing gray or brown.


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.

Additional resources

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


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

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