Calflora
Taxon  Report   11188    
Hesperocyparis forbesii  (Jeps.) Bartel
Tecate cypress
Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2009 Anna Bennett
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2008 Taya Cummins
Hesperocyparis forbesii, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California.
also called Callitropsis forbesii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Hesperocyparis
Communities: Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cupressus guadalupensis ssp. forbesii
PLANTS: Neocupressus guadalupensis var. forbesii
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus forbesii
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More information about  Hesperocyparis forbesii
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

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 20, 2018).

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