Calflora
Taxon  Report   9510    
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  (A. Murray bis) Parl.
Port orford cedar
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Chamaecyparis
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Retinispora lawsoniana
ICPN + PLANTS: Cupressus lawsoniana
More information about  Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHLA)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).