Taxon  Report   9510    
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  (A. Murray bis) Parl.
Port orford cedar
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2000 John Game
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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, 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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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Genus: Chamaecyparis
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Retinispora lawsoniana
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus lawsoniana
More information about  Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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:   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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