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CUPRESSUS SPECIES
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Cupressus arizonica nevadensis
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Cupressus arizonica nevadensis
- Trees
Kern County.
Taken on Bald Eagle Peak, Kern County, California. These trees are growing along Piute Mountain road, off of Bodfish-Caliente road, south of Bodfish at about 4,500 feet. It is the largest of approximately 9 groves in a 45 mile area of the central Kern river drainage. Cupressus nevadensis is considered to be related to Cupressus arizonica.
California
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Cupressus arizonica nevadensis
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Cupressus arizonica nevadensis
- Cones
Bald Eagle Peak, Kern County.
California
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Cupressus arizonica stephensonii
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Cupressus arizonica stephensonii
- Tree
Cuyamaca Peak, San Diego County.
This tree is growing at approximately 4,800 feet on the southwest slope of Cuyamaca Peak. They can be seen by a rather steep hike up an overgrown fire access road off Boulder Creek road, aproximately 6 miles northwest of the town of Descanso. The only other known location for Cupressus stephensonii was recently discovered near El Rincon in Baja California. Cupressus stephensonii is also considered to be related to Cupressus arizonica.
California
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Cupressus arizonica stephensonii
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Cupressus arizonica stephensonii
- Cones
Cuyamaca Peak, San Diego County.
California
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Cupressus forbesii
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Cupressus forbesii
- Tree
Near Guatay, San Diego County.
This tree is growing in a small grove just west of Guatay in San Diego County. It is only 7 miles from the grove of Cupressus stephensonii described above. A much larger population can be found on Otay Mountain, east of San Diego, near the Mexican border. It can also be found 125 miles farther north in the Santa Ana Mountains and extends south, well into Baja California. It is considered to be related to Cupressus guadalupensis of Guadalupe Island off the Baja California coast.
California
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Cupressus forbesii
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Cupressus forbesii
- Cones
Near Guatay, San Diego County.
California
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Cupressus abramsiana
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Cupressus abramsiana
- Tree
Near Bonny Doon, Santa Clara County.
This large tree is growing along Martin road near Bonny Doon, 1,600 feet above sea level in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Santa Clara County. There are only 4 known groves, all in the same general area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is considered to be related to Cupressus goveniana, however it is a much larger tree. Some taxonomists feel that it may be an intermediate between Cupressus goveniana and Cupressus sargentii. It is listed as an endangered species.
California
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Cupressus abramsiana
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Cupressus abramsiana
- Cones
Near Bonny Doon, Santa Clara County.
California
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Cupressus goveniana
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Cupressus goveniana
- Tree
Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County.
This tree can be found growing between Congress road and the Pacific Grove Carmel Highway in the S.F.B. Morse Botanical reserve. There are only two groves of Cupressus goveniana. This one is only two miles from the native stand of Cupressus macrocarpa at Cypress Point on the Monterey Peninsula. The other grove is located 5 miles south, within the Point Lobos State Park, but is only accesible by special permission. The latter grove is only one mile from the only other native grove of Cupressus macrocarpa, also within Point Lobos State park.
California
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Cupressus goveniana
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Cupressus goveniana
- Cones
Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County.
California
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Cupressus macrocarpa
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Cupressus macrocarpa
- Tree
Cypress Point, Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County.
The Lone Cypress at Cypress Point on the Monterey Peninsula is probably the most photographed tree in California. There are only two native stands of Cupressus macrocarpa, here and five miles south at Point Lobos State Park. The stand at Point Lobos State Park has been preserved in its natural state and can be seen from several hiking trails. Cupressus macrocarpa has been planted extensively in the area of Monterey and other parts of the California coast. Many of these trees appear to be native trees.
California
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Cupressus macrocarpa
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Cupressus macrocarpa
- Cones
Cypress Point, Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County.
California
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Cupressus sargentii
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Cupressus sargentii
- Tree
La Cuesta Ridge, San Luis Obispo County.
This thick stand of trees is growing at 2,400 feet on La Cuesta Ridge above the Town of Morro Bay in San Luis Obisbo County. Cupressus sargentii is the most wide spead Cupressus in California, scattered throughout the central and northern coast ranges. It is a highly variable species and and takes on many forms from medium sized trees such as these pictured to dense shrubby thickets. It is the only species of Cupressus in California that overlaps the range of another Cupressus. (Cupressus macnabiana).
California
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Cupressus sargentii
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Cupressus sargentii
- Cones
La Cuesta Ridge, San Luis Obispo County.
California
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Cupressus macnabiana
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Cupressus macnabiana
- Cones
Tree in cultivation.
California
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Cupressus bakeri
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Cupressus bakeri
- Cones
Timbered Crater, Modoc County.
California

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6 March 2002
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