Calflora
Taxon  Report   1263    
Calocedrus decurrens  (Torr.) Florin
Bastard cedar,  Incense cedar, Post cedar, White cedar
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2005 Steven Perkins
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2008 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
Calocedrus decurrens, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Calocedrus decurrens
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Calocedrus
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Heyderia decurrens
PLANTS: Libocedrus decurrens
More information about  Calocedrus decurrens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CADE27)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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