Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Cedars & Junipers . . . ] Forest Type: Various
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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Kuo, M. (2007, April). Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/cupressus_macrocarpa.html