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Hesperocyparis abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) Bartel
Santa cruz cypress

General Information
Symbol: HEAB2
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Cupressaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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blue native legend Native gray introduced legend Introduced blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
HEGOA Hesperocyparis goveniana (Gordon) Bartel var. abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) de Laub.
CAAB3 Callitropsis abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) D.P. Little
CUAB Cupressus abramsiana C.B. Wolf Santa cruz cypress
CUGOA Cupressus goveniana Gordon var. abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) Little


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae – Cypress family
Genus Hesperocyparis Bartel & R.A. Price – Western cypress
Species Hesperocyparis abramsiana (C.B. Wolf) Bartel – Santa Cruz cypress

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Hesperocyparis abramsiana . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Cupressus abramsiana
Santa Cruz cypress
Cupressus abramsiana
Santa Cruz cypress



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