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Shrub, tree, generally evergreen; monoecious or dioecious. Leaf: simple, cauline, alternate or opposite (either ± 4-ranked) or whorled in 3s (6-ranked), linear or scale-, awl- or needle-like (sometimes linear and awl-like on 1 plant, or on juvenile or injured plants), generally decurrent, covering young stems. Pollen cone: axillary or terminal. Seed cone: ± fleshy to generally woody, generally hard at maturity; scales opposite or whorled, peltate or not. Seed: 1–many per scale, angled or lateral winged, generally wind-dispersed.
30 genera, 130+ species: ± worldwide, especially North America, Eurasia. [Farjon 2005 Monogr Cupressaceae Sciadopitys. RBG, Kew] Incl (paraphyletic) Taxodiaceae. Taxa of (polyphyletic) Cupressus in TJM (1993) now in Callitropsis, Chamaecyparis, Hesperocyparis. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Cupressaceae
Large shrub, 1- or multi-trunked tree, often pyramidal in youth; monoecious. Stem: young shoots or branches generally cylindric (sometimes ± 4-angled or flat), generally in 3-dimensional clusters. Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked, of 1 kind, scale-like, closely appressed, overlapping. Pollen cone: terminal, 2–6.5 mm, 1.3–3 mm diam, generally yellow. Seed cone: 10–50 mm, woody, ± spheric to widely cylindric, maturing 2nd year, generally closed and attached beyond maturity (> 2 years); scales (4)6–12, peltate, abutting, shield- or wedge-shaped, projection generally > 1 mm especially 1st year, pointed, base level with or rising from edge. Seed: 60–150 per cone, flat, wings generally 2, vestigial; cotyledons generally 3–5.Key to Hesperocyparis
16 species: western and central North America, Central America. (Greek: western cypress) [Adams & Bartel 2009 Phytologia 91:287–299; Adams et al. 2009 Phytologia 91:160–185; Little 2006 Syst Bot 31:461–480]
Unabridged references: [Bartel et al. 2003 Biochem Syst Ecol 31:693–702]
Large shrub 3–10 m (multi-trunked tree 10–18 m). Stem: bark fibrous, gray-brown; ultimate branches 0.8–1.1 mm diam, ± 4-sided, ultimate 2 orders of shoots in 1 plane. Leaf: blue- to dull gray-green to gray; resin copious, sticky when fresh. Pollen cone: 2–3 mm, 2 mm diam; scales generally 8; pollen sacs 3–5 per scale. Seed cone: 15–21(25) mm, generally longer than wide, gray to red-brown; scales generally 6, projection conic, pointing upward to incurved. Seed: 3–5 mm, ± glaucous, dull brown; attachment scar conspicuous.
Dry slopes, flats, chaparral, pine/oak woodland, often on serpentine; 300–1460 m. North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range Foothills, n Sierra Nevada Foothills; reported from southwestern Oregon. [Cupressus macnabiana A. Murray bis; Callitropsis macnabiana (A. Murray bis) D.P. Little] [Online Interchange]
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Sep 23 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Hesperocyparis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89297, accessed on Sep 23 2014
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