Taxon  Report   9510    
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  (A. Murray bis) Parl.
Port orford cedar
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.
also called Cupressus lawsoniana

Bloom Period
Genus: Chamaecyparis
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Cupressus lawsoniana
PLANTS: Retinispora lawsoniana
More information about  Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2020).