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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hesperocyparis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hesperocyparis macrocarpa (Hartw.) Bartel
Habit: Tree 18--25 m; crown asymmetric, often open, flat-topped to widely conic in age. Stem: bark fibrous, rich brown aging ash-gray; ultimate branches 0.9--1.2 mm diam, cylindric. Leaf: bright to dark green, not glaucous. Seed Cone: 20--32(38) mm, spheric to elliptic, brown; scales 8--12, shiny when fresh; +- opening at maturity. Seed: 2.5--5 mm, not glaucous, dull red-brown to black; attachment scar +- white, conspicuous.
Ecology: Closed-cone-pine/cypress forests; Elevation: < 50 m in native range. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo (native to Monterey Peninsula, Point Lobos), widely planted, naturalized outside native range.
Synonyms: Callitropsis macrocarpa (Hartw.) D.P. Little; Cupressus macrocarpa Hartw.; Cupressus macrocarpa subsp. lobosensis Silba
eFlora Treatment Author: Jim A. Bartel
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Hesperocyparis macnabiana
Next taxon: Hesperocyparis nevadensis
Citation for this treatment: Jim A. Bartel 2017. Hesperocyparis macrocarpa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89298, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.