Taxon  Report   11192    
Hesperocyparis pygmaea  (Lemmon) Bartel
Pygmy cypress
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Hesperocyparis pygmaea, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California.
also called Callitropsis pygmaea
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Genus: Hesperocyparis
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cupressus goveniana ssp. pigmaea
ICPN: Cupressus goveniana ssp. pygmaea
ICPN: Cupressus goveniana var. pygmaea
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More information about  Hesperocyparis pygmaea
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

Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).