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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chamaecyparis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray bis) Parl.
Habit: Tree 20--65 m. Stem: trunk < 6 m diam; bark 15--25 cm thick, red-brown to tan, fibrous, fire-resistant; young shoots flat, in flat clusters, held +- horizontally, lower surfaces often paler. Leaf: green, generally glaucous; glands generally visible; lateral leaf tips generally curved toward stem axis. Pollen Cone: yellow-green, becoming dark red to purple black. Seed Cone: 6--11 mm, spheric, red-brown; scales 7--10, projection +- 0. Seed: 2--5 per scale, 2--4 mm, generally with wart-like pitch pockets, light chestnut-brown, generally glandular.
Ecology: Coastal conifer, mixed-evergreen, yellow-pine forests, often on serpentine; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon.
Synonyms: Cupressus lawsoniana A. Murray bis
eFlora Treatment Author: Jim A. Bartel
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chamaecyparis
Next taxon: Hesperocyparis
Citation for this treatment: Jim A. Bartel 2017. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=18865, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.