Calflora
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
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Bloom Period
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Chamaecyparis

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Ultramafic 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
Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2020).