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Hesperocyparis goveniana  (Gordon) Bartel
Gowen cypress
Hesperocyparis goveniana is a tree that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
Federal status: Threatened.
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(79 records)
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Genus: Hesperocyparis
Family: Cupressaceae  
Category: gymnosperm  
PLANTS group:Gymnosperm
Jepson eFlora section: gymnosperm

Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTSCallitropsis goveniana
JEFCupressus goveniana ssp. gibsonensis
JEF + CNPS + PLANTSCupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
JEF + PLANTSCupressus goveniana
PLANTSNeocupressus goveniana
Information about  Hesperocyparis goveniana from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (HEGO3)

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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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/07/2023).