Taxon  Report   1263    
Calocedrus decurrens  (Torr.) Florin
Bastard cedar,  Incense cedar, Post cedar, White cedar
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Calocedrus decurrens
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Calocedrus decurrens, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Calocedrus decurrens
© 2008 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Genus: Calocedrus
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Heyderia decurrens
PLANTS: Libocedrus decurrens
More information about  Calocedrus decurrens
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

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).