Taxon  Report   11189 
Hesperocyparis goveniana  (Gordon) Bartel
Gowen cypress
Hesperocyparis goveniana
© 1978 Lee Dittmann
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Hesperocyparis goveniana
© F. Howitt 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Hesperocyparis goveniana, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Threatened .

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Hesperocyparis goveniana
© 1978 Lee Dittmann
Genus: Hesperocyparis
Closed-cone Pine Forest
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
PLANTS: Neocupressus goveniana
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus goveniana
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Callitropsis goveniana
More information about  Hesperocyparis goveniana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2018).

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