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Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)

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Range

A West-Coast cypress with a wind-swept appearance in coastal areas and a columnar shape in inland sites; cones many-scaled and over 1 inch in diameter; leaves dark green.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Found (introduced) in various forest ecosystems on the West Coast but "natural" in only two small areas near Monterey, California.

Stature: 60-80 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with an irregular crown; spreading in wind-swept environments; more columnar inland.

Leaves: Scale-like; bright green; opposite; without a glandular dot.

Bark: Stringy; gray.

Fruit: A roundish cone with 8-12 large scales; one to one and a half inches in diameter.


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Cupressus macrocapra

Cupressus macrocapra

Cupressus macrocapra

Cupressus macrocapra

Cupressus macrocapra



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