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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hesperocyparis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hesperocyparis forbesii (Jeps.) Bartel
Habit: Shrub to tree < 10 m, multi-trunked, generally without dominant terminal shoot. Stem: bark peeling in thin plates, smooth, polished, cherry-red or mahogany-brown; ultimate branches 0.9--1.1 mm diam, cylindric. Leaf: light green to dull green. Pollen Cone: 3--4 mm, +- 2 mm diam, +- 4-sided; scales 12--14; pollen sacs 3--5 per scale. Seed Cone: (17)20--32(35) mm, generally spheric, dull brown or gray; scales 6--10. Seed: 3--6 mm, dark to dull red-brown, generally with many wart-like pitch pockets; attachment scar conspicuous. Chromosomes: 2n=22(23).
Ecology: Chaparral; Elevation: 450--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: w PR, planted outside native range in SW mtns; Distribution Outside California: northwestern Baja California.
Synonyms: Callitropsis forbesii (Jeps.) D.P. Little; Cupressus forbesii Jeps.; Cupressus guadalupensis S. Watson var. forbesii (Jeps.) Little
eFlora Treatment Author: Jim A. Bartel
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Hesperocyparis bakeri
Next taxon: Hesperocyparis goveniana
Citation for this treatment: Jim A. Bartel 2016. Hesperocyparis forbesii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89295, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.