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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Callitropsis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Callitropsis nootkatensis (D. Don) Florin ex D.P. Little
Habit: Tree 20--30 m, pyramidal in youth. Stem: ultimate 3 orders of shoots in 2-dimensional, pendent clusters; bark fibrous, fissured, peeling, orange-red to gray-brown to purple-brown; ultimate branches 1.1--1.8 mm diam, +- 4-sided to flat. Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked, of 2 kinds, both scale-like, closely appressed, overlapping, green, not glaucous; glands generally obscure; lateral leaf tips generally parallel to axis of attachment or diverging. Pollen Cone: terminal, 2.4--4 mm, 1.3--2.6 mm diam, generally yellow. Seed Cone: 6--12 mm, spheric, ash-gray; scales generally 4--6; maturing 2nd year, opening, falling at maturity. Seed: < 15 per cone, 3--4.6 mm, brown to red-brown, not glaucous, flat, wings generally 2, vestigial, attachment inconspicuous; cotyledons 2.
Ecology: Cool, moist, forested, well-drained mountain slopes; Elevation: 20--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (Del Norte, Siskiyou cos.); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska.
Synonyms: Callitropsis nootkatensis (D. Don) Oerst. ex Florin, nom. inval.; Callitropsis nootkatensis (D. Don) Oerst., nom. inval.; Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (D. Don) Spach; Cupressus nootkatensis D. Don; Xanthocyparis nootkatensis (D. Don) Farjon & D.K. Harder, superfl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jim A. Bartel
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Callitropsis
Next taxon: Calocedrus
Citation for this treatment: Jim A. Bartel 2016. Callitropsis nootkatensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82092, accessed on August 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 28, 2016.