Calflora
Taxon  Report   11189    
Hesperocyparis goveniana  (Gordon) Bartel
Gowen cypress
Hesperocyparis goveniana
© 1978 Lee Dittmann
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Hesperocyparis goveniana
© 1978 Lee Dittmann
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
PLANTS: Neocupressus goveniana
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus goveniana
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More information about  Hesperocyparis goveniana
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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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