Cupressus guadalupensis var. forbesii

(Jepson) Little

Phytologia 20: 435. 1970.

Common names: Tecate cypress
Conservation concern
Basionym: Cupressus forbesii Madroño 1: 75. 1922
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Trees to 10 m, often shrubby; crown globose, sparse. Bark smooth. Branchlets decussate, mostly 1–1.5 mm diam. Leaves often with inconspicuous, embedded, abaxial gland that does not produce drop of resin, not glaucous. Pollen cones 3–4 × 2 mm; pollen-sacs 3–5. Seed-cones globose, mostly (2–) 2.5–3.5 cm, brown, not glaucous; scales mostly 4–5 pairs, smooth, umbos flat or to 5 mm. Seeds mostly 5–6 mm, dark-brown, not glaucous.


Habitat: Chaparral
Elevation: 450–1000 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico in Baja California

Discussion

The typical variety is endemic to Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico.

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
James E. Eckenwalder +
(Jepson) Little +
long-lived +
Cupressus forbesii +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
quadrangular +  and terete +
inconspicuous +  and undifferentiated +
Tecate cypress +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
globose +
Calif. +  and Mexico in Baja California +
450–1000 m +
inconspicuous +
Chaparral +
decurrent +  and scale-like +
petioled +, sessile +, twisted +  and simple +
divergent +  and opposite +
persisting +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
rhomboid +  and scale-like +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
spheric;oblong +
fibrous;woody +
peltate +  and complex +
cuneate +  and oblong +
fleshy +  and woody +
overlapping +
persistent +
1 +  and 2 +
not glaucous +
5 +  and 20 +
faceted +  and lenticular +
Conservation concern +
Cupressus guadalupensis var. forbesii +
Cupressus guadalupensis +
variety +
flattened +, angled +  and terete +
0-5 mm +  and flat +
tree +  and shrubby +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +
many +, 1 +  and 2 +