Cypress at Hoyt Arboretum
Scaled, white resin dots
up to 1", round
Rare in southwest
tiny scaled leaves, which wrap around branchlets, are gray-green with
gland dots that produce a
Cones: 1/2 - 1",
round with 6 or 8 scales, each with an erect conic point. The
cones often remain closed until a wildfire releases the seeds.
Bark: The brown
bark is furrowed on large trunks.
it grows: Foothills
of northern California. Also found at two locations in southwest Oregon
on the map). See Cypress Species in Oregon by Frank Callahan.
Named after James MacNab, curator of the Royal Botanic Garden in
Edinburg. Other names: Shasta
Cypress. Recently some have proposed removing North American cypresses from Cupressus and placing them in a new genus, Hesperocyparis. Others have argued for keeping North American cypresses in Cupressus. For more information, see The Gymnosperm Database.